Who gets a free education?
Re “Students protest tuition hike plan” (Page A1, Nov. 19): Over the past few days I have been somewhat interested in the proposed University of California tuition hikes. There have been several articles about why an increase is needed and how to pay for it. Tucked away in The Sacramento Bee editorial on Monday was a statement that about 55 percent of UC students attend for free. We all know nothing is actually free. Someone somewhere is paying for it. In this case it is the taxpayers and other students. If students who are getting the “free” education were required to pay just 5 percent of their costs, UC might not need to increase the tuition of the students who pay. Just a thought.
And oh, how many of the students protesting tuition hikes are paying toward their college costs?
Larry Welker, Sacramento
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