Education: Report Card

> Does a state university have the right to charge higher tuition for students from other states? Well, yes and no, the Supreme Court ruled last week.

Specifically, by 6 to 3, it upheld the complaint of two women who transferred to the University of Connecticut, took up residence there, registered to vote and got drivers' licenses, but still had to pay $625 per semester as against $175 for state residents. If universally applied, equality of payment would wreak havoc in many state universities, but the Supreme Court did not go that far. While not officially ruling on the broad issue, Justice...

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