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Indiana Capital Chronicle: Limiting freedom in the name of freedom

Senate Bill 202 is based on a recent study that demonstrated 14.8% of conservative students felt they could not openly express their opinions. (Getty Images)

Higher education just can’t catch a break.

College enrollments in Indiana are increasingly sliding down (52.9% in 2023 from 66.5% in 2009 according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education), with no stop to the bleed in sight. College tuitions, inversely, are constantly climbing (nationally as well as in Indiana) and this year’s botched roll-out of the FAFSA does nothing to quell concern from students nervously awaiting their financial aid packages. And it seems that the value proposition of a post-high school degree no longer holds the status that it once did. [continue reading]