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Laslo Boyd: Higher education’s broken financial model

President Obama caused quite a stir in higher education circles recently when he announced that he wants to create a system for rating colleges on which ones provide consumers with the best value. The underlying motivation for his suggestion is a serious one that should provoke more than the reflex responses that you so often hear when anyone raises questions about the cost of college attendance.

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Harbor Point TIF could cost $283 million

Although the initial request for one of three public tax breaks for a $1 billion development on the city’s waterfront near Harbor East is $107 million, the cost of repaying that amount will balloon to more than $283 million over the three-decade term of the bonds, according to city documents.

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