John Suthers nixes undocumented student tuition discount, Metro disagrees

Earlier this month, Patricia Calhoun lauded Metro State College for creating a new tuition category for undocumented students, with the rate only modestly higher than the one offered to in-state residents. But Colorado Attorney General John Suthers isn't joining her on the cheer squad. He's offered a formal opinion (read it below) declaring that Metro can't unilaterally make such an offer. It's a position Metro State's board of trustees reject.
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