Governor Brewer went to Tucson to present to the ABOR and make a case for holding off on massive tuition increases for the three universities.
During her meeting and in press releases following, she called for reforms in the three Universities' business plans. Basically, she made it be known that she does not feel there is room for the three major state universities to all be research level institutions.
She called for them to have a new business model by the fall that provides students with a predictable and affordable map to getting their education. This is smart. We can't have students starting their freshman year and having to leave because it becomes too expensive in years 3 or 4.
Now is the time to make one of the community colleges a 4 year college. Mesa Community would be the best start since it's by far the largest with the most campuses. ASU and UofA need to come up with tiered tuition plans. Someone there for a basic 4-year degree should not pay the same as a higher-level degree.
The goal here is to provide higher education to as many kids as possible that want to obtain that. It's their job to provide that and to make sure those kids who start school finish, and become functioning contributors to society.