Friday, February 13, 2009

Doubling tuition at UDC?

"No way" say students

About 1,000 people filled an auditorium at the University of the District of Columbia Wednesday, to vent their anger at a proposal that would nearly double tuition at the city's only public college.

At the meeting, speakers argued, pleaded, sneered, screamed, laughed and cried. They told about slipping on broken steps and walking up nonfunctioning escalators at a campus that has never had enough money for repairs. They described staying up late studying after their children fell asleep and waking up early to go to full-time jobs. They told of parents who saved for decades to send them to the United States for an education and how they didn't see how they could afford to stay. (WaPo)

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