By Cathie Anderson | Sacramento Bee
Despite scorching verbal jabs and impassioned pleas from students, the trustees of the California State University system voted 15-5 Wednesday to approve raising tuition by 6% annually over a five-year period starting in the 2024-25 academic year.
Sacramento State student Michael Lee-Chang joined dozens of CSU students who made the trek to Long Beach yesterday to comment at the trustees’ meeting. Lee-Chang said he was furious about the decision.
Even crazier, the Regents just bought a mansion for their President in 2022. That one cost $6.5 million, but apparently President Drake is requesting an upgrade…. As they contemplate raising tuition, continuing to screwing workers.https://t.co/5uOgnhM8MR— Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (@LorenaSGonzalez) September 12, 2023
“It was mentally draining to watch the Board of Trustees meeting and hearing each trustee talk about their own difficult upbringing and how moved they were by students’ public comments, yet voting yes to a tuition increase that could lock out who knows how many students from the nation’s most affordable and diverse public university system,” he said. “They refused to delay the vote to properly research the adverse effects of the tuition increase and refused to reduce the duration of the tuition increase to three or four years.
“It’s careless and disgusting; it doesn’t feel like they care about students at all.”
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