The folks at NC Policy Watch have been on fire lately, with today's column by Chris Fitzsimon laying out some tough-love for the University of North Carolina System. I hope our friend Erskine Bowles will find some time to read the ideas Chris outlined, two of which seem like no-brainers to me.
Step 1: Rescind the tuition break passed last year that allows out-of-state athletes to pay in-state tuition. That's good for a cool $10 million.
Step 2: Eliminate current taxpayer subsidies for wealthy families with students attending private colleges and universities. That'll shake loose $55 million ... not chump change either.
There you go, Erskine. $65 million ... and it didn't cost you a nickel.