Some North Dakota lawmakers say they welcome the university system chancellor's proposals for shaking up the state's higher education system.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Some North Dakota lawmakers say they welcome the university system chancellor's proposals for shaking up the state's higher education system.
Ham Shirvani's proposals include better reporting of tuition and fee costs, and tougher college entrance standards.
Grand Forks Rep. Corey Mock says "there's a lack of transparency'' now in tuition and fees. He describes Shirvani's ideas as "a great conversation starter.'' Mock's district includes the University of North Dakota.
Tioga Rep. Bob Skarphol is chairman of an interim legislative committee that's studying North Dakota's higher education system.
Skarphol says that he likes Shirvani's open approach, and says he has a comprehensive package of reforms. He says it will be better if "everyone accepts it as a whole,'' instead of picking out parts they dislike.
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