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World Editorial Board | Yes, a tuition cut

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It is an astounding, attention-getting move. No other state has had the courage to try it. It is a pay hike for the middle class, future debt relief for students and a significant boost for accessibility to higher education. The Washington Legislature has voted to cut tuition at public universities by 15-20 percent by 2016. Community college tuition will be cut 5 percent.

Undergraduate tuition at the University of Washington and Washington State University will fall by 15 percent. That’s…

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