Tuition is again a topic of discussion in the state of Michigan as the average academic fees for a year now top $10,000 (see article here). Yet, there remains a zero sum outlook by many of the critiques, this article included. Tuition hikes are only partially caused by the decreased funding provided to campuses by the state. One only needs to look at the large number of inefficiencies at these schools to find ideas to trim expenses. I am shocked that there is not more serious scrutiny, especially given the focus being placed on finding a higher value-cost proposition for K-12 education.