Should state lawmakers begin regulating college tuition costs?

In 2003, the Texas Legislature gave up college tuition regulatory authority to university governing boards. Our local state senator, Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) and others are deeply frustrated with the results. He intends to fill a bill that would ensure tuition increases would be tied to performance-based metrics such as graduation rates.

Politicians have grown increasingly frustrated with recent tuition increases at Texas public universities. Those increases have occurred despite the fact that the Legislature increased appropriations for universities by $282 million. In the past four years, total pay has jumped 70 percent for the leaders of Texas' six university systems and the presidents of those systems' namesake schools?

Does Sen. Seliger have your support? We'd like to get your feedback.