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Put the poll on UC tuition increases in context

To the editor: It is not surprising that the majority of your poll respondents oppose the idea of increasing the University of California system's tuition by as much as 5% annually, the first proposed increase at UC in four years. The university does not like this option, a contingency if other funding does not materialize to increase enrollment and maintain academic quality. ("Voters strongly oppose UC tuition hike, poll finds," Feb. 28) As such, we are especially concerned that your story and the poll's underlying methodology, to which we were not privy, betray a crucial lack of context. The story states, for example, that poll respondents support Gov. Jerry...

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