Regents agree to increase UC tuition, despite protests
Despite raucous student protests at UCLA that poured onto the streets of Westwood, the University of California Board of Regents approved a 32 percent fee increase Thursday that will push UC tuition above $10,000 for the first time.
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#1 Nov 20, 2009
"The UC Regents will vote the budget cuts and raise student fees," the Campbell Hall protesters wrote in an online statement. "The profoundly undemocratic nature of their decision-making process, and their indifference to the plight of those who struggle to afford an education or keep their jobs, can come as no surprise.
Welcome to the real world, libbies. You can't vote yourselves an entitlement every time.
Why are there budgets cuts in your state requiring that the university raise tuition to keep operating at the something close to the current level?
The money the state usually allocates to the universities is being used to pay for your other entitlements.
It doesn't grow on trees, you know.
#2 Nov 20, 2009
"... This is our one best shot at preventing this recession from pulling down a great system toward mediocrity," said UC President Mark Yudof. "In the long term, that would not be good for the students of today or tomorrow. And it would be devastating for California as a whole."
But they don't care about the students tomorrow, just themselves.
#3 Nov 20, 2009
He said revenue from the increased student fees will allow UC "to restore canceled courses that students may need to graduate on time, along with some vital student services, such as more library hours.''
But that's apparently an appalling priority:
"I'm angry. I am appalled at the priorities of the UC system," UC Santa Barbara student Melissa Chan told the board before the meeting was disrupted.
Maybe even criminal?
"We know the crisis is systemic, and that it reaches beyond the regents, beyond the criminal budget cuts in Sacramento, beyond the economic crisis, to the very foundations of our society. But we also know that the enormity of the problem is just as often an excuse for doing nothing."
Here's something you can do: realize that every time you want the government to pay for a program, it has to take the money from somewhere else.
That gives the government the option of raising taxes on the people, or underfunding other programs.
Since your state is driving residents out in droves because of the already huge tax burden, I suppose you'll be clamoring for more taxes to pay your college tuition?
Good luck with that.
#4 Nov 20, 2009
Too many Illegals.
#6 Dec 5, 2011
Our prison guards are ridiculously overpaid compared to most states as are other state city and county employees . we should cut back the money paid to govt most govt employees and divert it to something important , the University of calif , especially Berkeley , one of the best universities in the world . Here in Los Angeles we a have a retarded mayor and a bunch of half wit city councilmen who are paid more than double what people get paid in other big cities. Whether you drive a bus, paint a public building , work as a security guard for the govt or any govt job , you will get paid more than in other states and much more than you would get in the private sector.Should a lifeguard , cop or fireman get paid more than a professor who has twice his IQ and who spent a decade at universities getting an education and racking up a student loan bill ?
#7 Dec 5, 2011
We should take the money we give to illegals to pay for their bastard children who should not be granted citizenship under our onstitution and give it to the the U of C.
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#9 Dec 8, 2011
Th university used to get a LOT less tuition than now.
The reason you perceive that too little goes to U of C is because a few employees there (probably the president and selected admins) make BOOKOO BIG BUCK$, and that shafts the rest.
By returning to the method of the 1950's, the tuition would drop dramatically -- even adjusted for inflation, it is WAAAAY higher now that it was back them -- and quality would go up:
check it out...:)
If you want higher quality & lower tuition, sign this -- if not, ignore it.
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