BY Lauren Gilger



Among the provisions of Arizona’s 1912 state constitution, Section 6 of Article 11 states: “The university and all other state educational institutions ... shall be as nearly free as possible.”

Since 2003, Arizona’s public universities have gone from the bottom third of affordable public college educations to the top quarter of most expensive university systems.

Now, the Arizona Students’ Association wants that to change.

They are promoting a statewide ballot initiative that would put state education officials' feet to the fire — and force them to honor the wording of the Arizona constitution.