Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The University of California just jacked up its tuition: Why your state could be next - Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post

There's a game of chicken going on between public universities and states across the country over how to fund schools—and students and parents are losing. In California this week, the University of California's governing board voted in favor of increasing tuition 27.6 percent over five years across the 10-campus system, over the protests of hundreds of students. The idea to raise tuition began as a way for the president of the university system, Janet Napolitano, to pressure Gov. Jerry Brown to hand over more money to head off the increase. Brown failed to offer money from the state budget, and now parents and students will have to foot the bill. The same story is playing out in many parts of the country. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/21/the-university-of-california-just-jacked-up-its-tuition-why-your-state-could-be-next/

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