Riots at UCLA over 32% tuition hikes

The regents of UCLA today voted to raise tuition by 32%, and the students – at least 500 of them – responded with extreme displeasure.

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  1. Stephen
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    College is going to be exclusively for the rich in another five years.

  2. Ted
    Posted November 20, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Would this happen at UM, where so many students are being funded by their parents?

  3. Posted November 21, 2009 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Or would this happen at EMU, where so many students are paying for it themselves but are community/working so much they wouldn’t have time to protest?

  4. Peter larson
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Fiscal conservatives should be rejoicing that less and less money will go to schools and to educating Americans equitably.

    Monies from the state of Michigan only account for 6% of the entire budget so likely students here won’t see nearly as much of a rise when the State of Michigan inevitably cuts the brunt of funding.

  5. Left Cross
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it great living in such a vulnerable bubble, folks? Federated Representative Republican Democracy rulz.

  6. Brackinald Achery
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Tuition is jacked up because of easy-to-get student loans. The schools know they can get more, so they make you give more. What do they care, they don’t have to pay back the loans, students do! That’s a form of inflation (expansion of money and/or credit leading to higher prices). More money/credit chasing after the same amount of goods/services bids up the price. It’s happening in sectors of the economy such as tuition and health care costs.

  7. Peter Larson
    Posted November 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Tuition is jacked up because it costs a lot of money to run a university. Michigan is a bargain if you are in state. EMU is cheap but doesn’t offer nearly the physical resources that Michigan does. If there were no state funding, high schools would be expensive, too.

    It costs money to do things. Loans are only part of the equation. Even if, as you say, loans were the culprit, take that away and University would still cost a fortune.

  8. Posted November 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure if they’re still there, but, last I heard, students had taken part of a UCLA building.

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