According to a Pope Center analysis, North Carolina state
taxpayers fund 48 percent of expenditures by the state’s public
colleges and universities. That’s the sixth-highest subsidy in the country.
Writing in The Carolinian,
George Leef argued it is completely appropriate for students to bear
more of the cost of their education than other citizens, “many of whom
receive at best a tenuous and indirect benefit from the state’s
higher-education system, and are also much less wealthy than are the
families who enroll their children in Chapel Hill, State, ECU, and the other schools.” The Carolinian then challenged its readers to respond to Leef’s commentary. Read Leef’s piece here.