Texas is kicking higher education butt by offering college degrees—start to finish—for $10,000. Awesome. That is opportunity! But, here’s my idea: Utah should see the Lone Star State’s bet and raise it one. Or, rather, lower it one.
My challenge to myself, my legislative colleagues, our visionaries in the Utah higher education system and our friends in public education is to develop college degrees for less than $10,000. Much less. And, while we’re at it, let’s see if we might even raise the quality of the educational experience.
Can the Legislature figure this out? Probably not. We don’t have the expertise. But, rather than a top-down mandate, we can work with each institution to (1) see if they’re interested in the challenge and, if so, (2) get them the tools they’ll need to get it done.