Wednesday, March 09, 2005

9.5% tuition increase at Western

Chicago Sun-Times (AP):
Western Illinois proposes 9.5 percent increase

MACOMB -- Western Illinois University has proposed a 9.5 percent tuition increase for new students beginning this summer, following double-digit increases each of the last three years, the university said.
Failure to address pension costs and health care costs are killing state universities.

Do voters clearly understand the tradeoffs? Students?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Failure to address pension costs and health care costs are killing state universities.

Do voters clearly understand the tradeoffs? Students?"

Some students get it .

7:33 PM  
Blogger Kiyoshi Martinez said...

Trust me, a good portion of us (students) realize that we're getting screwed over.

Funding for UIUC has remainded the same and not seen any increase in the past year (maybe even more, I can't remember stats off hand) and there's been no increase even to adjust for inflation.

Overall, this does hurt the quality of education. We lose staff to better schools that pay more. We have larger classes. We have few classes. The list goes on.

But hey, I guess some students on campus would rather protest about the Chief instead of picking a real issue to talk about.

3:47 AM  

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