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University of Calif. OKs 32 percent tuition hike

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posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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University of Calif. OKs 32 percent tuition hike


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The governing board of the University of California approved a $2,500 student fee increase Thursday after two days of tense campus protests across the state.

The vote by the Board of Regents in a windowless University of California, Los Angeles, meeting room took place as the drone of protesters could be heard from a plaza outside. Scores of police in riot gear guarded the building.

...undergraduate education at California's premier public schools to over $10,000 a year...

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posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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A 32% tuition hike? That's outrageous! So much for higher education in the crumbling State of Confusion.

There has to be a conspiracy to keep the lower and middle classes out of the UC system. It is blatantly obvious that a UC education was just put beyond reach for children of the average wage earning family. The protesters feinged death as the regents passed the resolution.

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[edit on 19-11-2009 by Icarus Rising]



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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I have sympathy for those seeking higher education and feeling angered by the tuition hike. But the fact of the matter is that the entire higher education system needs a big overhaul. People go into 6-figure debt and come out totally unable to find a job in most cases.

Most of the things you can study at university are totally useless from a job-hunting perspective: Sociology and Women's Studies don't put bread on the table. Even the hard science majors are having trouble finding work as it is increasingly shipped overseas.

Yeah, yeah, an education is about improving yourself, not finding a job...heard that one many a time...tell that to the fifty million Americans who struggled to find enough food to eat last year. Intellectual enlightenment is all well and good in times of prosperity, but people need to worry about EATING FIRST in darker times. And darker times are precisely where we are headed for.

It's only really since the post-WWII era that even a sizable minority of the population aspired to higher education. To have half the country spending four years of their lives partying day and night and studying material that leads up a jobless dead-end alley is beyond ludicrous. We are seeing the breakdown of this system because, in the end, its a fundamentally ridiculous system.

I believe wholeheartedly in the power and importance of knowledge, but with the Internet and other forms of communication/interaction, there must be more efficient and rational ways to achieve it. And as stated above the entire concept of what is studied at colleges and universities needs to be revamped so that most people can find some way to make the investment of time and money worthwhile. There will always be a place for the liberal arts, high philosophy, and theoretical studies...but to expect that 40% or more of the population can spend years going into hock to study non-practical fields is not a tenable proposition.



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:35 AM
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Over 50 students arrested to protest this at UC Davis!

You have got to watch this.



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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I agree that the education system does not produce leaders and innovators anymore, if it ever did. That is part of the conspiracy, imo, to create a nation of followers enslaved to their tuition debt. That system is now collapsing under its own weight all around us.



posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Pretty large protest at UCLA by the look of things:



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 03:09 AM
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My CSU school is gonna do this as well too, oh man, it really look like shi*t is about to hit the fan



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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This is what happens when you have 10 million illegal parasites in your state. 30 years ago CA was the richest state in america and now it's a bankrupt cesspool. The politicians took their corporate bribes and turned it into a sanctuary state. Schwarzeneggar and the others should be hung for treason.



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