This might be interesting to follow–especially in light of Minnesota’s recent politics. However, there is no doubt that college is getting more and more difficult for students and their families to afford. That there might be a link to the “skills gap” is an interesting perspective. Although almost all colleges and universities now include learning centers and other student skills support and improvement initiatives, it is difficult to imagine that the cost of such centers and services can substantially affect the cost of tuition and fees. As I said, this will be interesting to follow up on.