Wow!

Beginning this June, college tuition will be free for any student who enters the Kalamazoo school system by the ninth grade — regardless of income or need. The program, unveiled in November by the city’s superintendent of schools and underwritten by a group of local philanthropists, is to run for at least 13 years.

From the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal (sub required).

The program is being financed anonymously and requires children to be in the Kalamazoo public school system from K-12 to achieve complete tuition payback. The tuition is good for Michigan public universities. It appears tuition is prorated if the child entered the system later. It also appears that this has already created an economic boom in the downtrodden city.

I wonder how many other cities will start using this as a carrot.

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