Rally Day: Students Plan Tuition Protest

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With tuition set to rise by about 5 percent next year in the state college and university system, students say they will speak up today at the capitol with a protest planned for today at noon at the capitol.

Since 2000, tuition and fees at state universities and community colleges has more than doubled. According to the College Scorecard set up by the White House, the average student at Eastern Connecticut State University will graduate with about $16,250 in loans. (You can plug in any school on this site, by the way, to get an estimate of possible debt.)

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9 thoughts on “Rally Day: Students Plan Tuition Protest

  1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

    A good 4 year liberal brainwashing at Connecticut state schools doesn’t come cheap folks. Remember, we have to support the six figure salaries, pensions, and free healthcare of the union professors, administrators, and even fire and police. Lets also not forget the $1.2B just approved for UCONN capitol projects.

    Dig deeper you taxpaying mules. Just because you don’t get any raises doesn’t mean you can’t pay more for state union employees and university bureaucracies.

    1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

      PS- you just gotta love those little socialists in the picture with the signs demanding that someone else pay for their education. They got A’s in their liberal brainwashing classes.

      1. Johngaltwhereru

        No. The socialist in the photo didn’t say he wanted someone else to pay for their education. His sign clearly said he wanted a “Free” education.

        And this should be no problem to provide. I am sure the Socialists in the labor unions would be happy to supply the labor to build the campus with materials donated by Socialist alumni. I am sure the Socialist Professors would be happy to write text books and get no royalties, then donate the books to the students and teach the courses without pay. The Professors would still have time to toil in the fields and make enough money for food and rent, which is all a good Socialist needs.

        It is funny how wonderful Socialism is until the Socialist pays the price.

        1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

          …or as Margaret Thatcher said: “socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money.”

          I wonder when we’re going to run out of other people’s money in this state/country? What’s the over/under?

          Anyone? Beuller?

        2. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

          How did you make out with said Croc there doc? Assuming he’s considered a lethal weapon, was he a registered animal?

          1. johngaltwhereru

            He was an unauthorized, unregisistered croc. I’m not a zoologist, but he appeared to be an assault croc.

            3 Locals, each missing at least 1 digit, lured the croc to the shallow end of the pool with a live chicken tied to a rope, then actually got in the water and physically removed the dinosaur by hand.

            The largest of these 3 men was about 5’8″ tall and weighed maybe 150 lbs after he got out of the pool with wet clothes.

          2. Kim

            what a croc! Sorry, I couldn’t resist – a little poetic license dropping the final ‘k’ in ‘crock’

    2. KIm

      Let’s not forget that children of professors get to attend that college for free, if I recall.

      Dig deeper people – you owe it to your neighbors’ kids to provide them with an education. And you owe it to the state and federal governments to act as the middleman for your money (everyone but YOU gets a piece – you only get a ‘cut’ in your take home pay)

  2. enness

    I hope that guy with the “free education” sign plans to become a teacher and work for free for the rest of his life.

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