Jerry Newton believes the state should pay 70% of the cost of college.
When the MNSCU system was originally developed, the state paid for 70% of the cost with students responsible for the remaining 30%. Today those numbers are reversed, even though education has become essential to a stable middle class life. Jerry Newton believes that it's time for the state to re-commit itself to paying a majority share for students at state colleges. The return on this investment will be qualified workers and an economy which works for all working Minnesotans, not just the wealthy few.