Connelly: State approach to higher ed just not that smart

Gov. Chris Gregoire talked last week to Seattle Pacific University's annual business breakfast. She told a bootstraps story, of growing up in a single-parent household with a waitress mother who urged her to attend the UW and was "overwhelmed" seeing her daughter graduate from law school.

"We cannot compromise education along the way," Gregoire said, adding a moment later: "We need to make sure college is available to all our students."

But access to higher education is increasingly being cut off by deep funding cuts under Gregoire's watch.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 11:22am