Well, proposing the smallest hike in ten years at only 4% is certainly good
news. But, the rate of inflation in the last year was 1.1%, so students and
their parents are being gouged at FOUR TIMES the rate of inflation!More importantly, the Regents and higher education ringleaders need to be
called upon to explain why college costs have been raised far above the rate of
inflation every year for not only the last ten years, but long before that. If anything, costs for 2015 should be capped at present levels and the
regents should be required to justify why costs should not be CUT by 10% per
year for the next 10 years.Yes, this will force them to cut back on
a lot of the extravagant perks the education bureaucrats have become accustomed
to, and to eliminate silly fluff courses that serve no valid purpose, and maybe
even cut sports scholarships and other handout programs.The fleecing
of students and their parents by educators is one of the most under scrutinized
scandals of the last 50 years. Start digging!
Stop the madness. Wages are basically frozen. Higher education is becoming a
scam. Stop the madness...
"If approved, the proposed tuition increases would represent the smallest
average percentage hike for tuition in more than a decade."This
is insane. How about we tell our schools to make due. 4% is the smallest
increase in 10 years?So, the cost of education has gone up over 50%
? How many businesses could survive with the university model?
Fine by me, But FIRST the State needs raise the minimum wage for those
going to College to at least $10 an hour...You know, keep up with
According to the legislative fiscal analyst website our state higher education
institutions have had increases every single year since 1999. Prior to that
there were increases every year for 15 years except the 1996-97 school year.
Even during the recession, which many of us are still in, they had tuition
increases while everyone else was cutting not USHE. Are the professors
full-time employees? I know they get paid as if they are, but do they truly put
in a 40 hour work week? I know adjuncts have taken cuts.
The solution to bring education budgets in line is for government to stop paying
for,higher education. When market forces are allowed to work, prices will have
to come down.
Maybe its' time to have the board of regents, or better yet, University
Presidents be elected?Its' become beyond ridiculous to keep
throwing money at these institutions.
Not to date myself - but...My 1st quarter up at the "U" =
$258minimum wage was $3.25 / hour.My son is now a Senior at
the "U" = $6,708minimum wage is $7.50 / hour.Unless
math has changed over the last 30 years, Wages have only doubled,
while Tuition has increased by 26 times.If inflation was the
only factor casuiong this, then - Gas would be over $13 a gallon,a gallon of milk would be $26, a new car would be $130,000A new
house be $20,000,000and a starting wage out of college would be = $800,000
a year.Somebody is lying?!and math and facts can't lie.