Novebmer 7, 2014
State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Opposes Proposal to Increase UC Tuition
SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today issued the following statement on a proposal by the University of California regents that would allow them to raise tuition by up to 5 percent annually over the next five years:
"I firmly oppose the proposal to raise tuition at the University of California. As I traveled the state over the past few months, I heard numerous stories about how skyrocketing tuition hurts all students, burdens struggling and middle class families, and leaves many college graduates with crushing debt. Now is not the time to increase the financial burden for students and families, especially after the regents just gave 20 percent raises to some chancellors."
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Tom Torlakson —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100