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UCLA students protest 32% tuition hike

So we all know California, as a state, is bankrupt. Now the jewel in the state’s  system–its prestigious, trail-blazing public colleges and universities–is feeling the effect. Yesterday, the Board of Regents approved increases in student fees that will raise individual student costs by more than $2,500, or 34%. Needless to say, UCLA students were not happy.

Nearly a dozen students were arrested and reports claim one student was tasered. The first increase of $585 will take effect in January, and another $1,000 hike will take effect next fall. California’s public education system may soon rival Florida’s State University System for the title of worst-managed public school system.

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One Response

  1. Ester says:

    This tuition hike has been covered from one side only!!

    Listen to the silent majority!

    http://icanhasfact.com/2009/11/fact-california-student-silent-majority-loves-32-tuition-hike/

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