Are Minnesota politicians mucking around too much with tuition?

How would multiple tuition freezes affect the quality of college?

The first line in this Star Tribune editorial on legislative control/pressure on tuition is the brassiest:

It takes considerable gall for the Minnesota Legislature to deal the state’s two higher-education systems nation-leading cuts in state aid — a nearly 50 percent reduction over the last decade — and then complain about the decisions of the systems’ governing boards to raise tuition.

 

Micromanaging tuition can backfire, the Strib warns, by depriving colleges the money they need to maintain quality. You can read the full editorial here.