Board: 2-tier tuition is ‘Robin Hood’ plan

Robin Hood was the model for Santa Monica College‘s plan to charge higher tuition for added classes, say members of the very liberal college board. Those who could afford it would pay more, opening up space in budget-priced classes for low-income students.

Low tuition is no bargain if colleges can’t meet student demand, an analyst argues. If community colleges charged enough to fund sufficient classes, students wouldn’t be turning to high-cost for-profit colleges that don’t put students on a wait list.