Cal State Tuition Hikes Spark Degrees of Retorts, Positions

It seems there is too much misplaced anger and unnecessary niggling directed at the Cal State campuses Board of Trustees over recent tuition fees increases ("Cal State Fee Hike Creates Anger in O.C.," March 18).

What many students forget is that higher education is a privilege, not a right. If students want quality education, they should be happy to pay for it rather than expect taxpayers to foot the bill. Part of the California educational system's crisis is the result of too many people wanting something for nothing. Given the statewide college dilemma, it is only prudent to institute a new method of charging students for "real costs" of their education. This way serious students avoid sacrificing quality curricula and competent professors for state-financed education.



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