I thought this fit perfectly into what I have previously talked about. The state of California is planning to raise tuition by 32% over this winter. Then in the summer they are planning to raise tuition by another 32%. The rule of 72 (meaning when you raise something by 72%, the original amount will have doubled) shows that in just over a year, California will have nearly doubled their tuition.
………..They should do what Virginia has been doing. Increase tuition by 5-10% every year. No one gets too upset and they’ll be no protest. Then slowly over 7-10 years you will have doubled tuition……….I am glad California actually protests for education. Virginia on the other hand seems to welcome tuition increases.Virginia has a very interesting belief system in the Government where if you use it you should pay for it. The idea of “public” doesn’t really exist here.
Again I go back to my proposition of Tuition should be free for those who work hard and succeed. It has so many positive benefits in the long run. If politicians just looked into that they could see it but they continue to fix short run problems with more money. I’ll take you back to FDR’s economic bill of rights “The right to a good education.”
Education is not a privilege, it is a right and should be affordable for everyone. Reward good students don’t punish them for wanting to make a better life for themselves.