I’m reposting this morning’s new post on the state APSCUF blog for a few reasons:
1. So that you’ll click on the link to it and subscribe to the state APSCUF blog yourself.
2. So it’ll go out to Facebook readers who wouldn’t otherwise see it.
3. So I (Seth) can assert the privilege of being the person who does most of the writing for this blog and editorialize a little about the issue in a way that is NOT NECESSARILY the official APSCUF stance.
The short version of the message is that even accounting for the coming increase, PASSHE’s tuition is below the national average for public universities, and significantly below the PA state-related universities.
I (personally) believe strongly that if you’re paying tuition (for yourself or for anybody else), it’s appropriate to be upset at the increase. Just keep in mind where the target of your animus ought to be. Our schools aren’t getting less expensive to run (and they can’t get less expensive than they are right now if we’re going to protect the quality of what we do), and you’re not paying less to go to them.
I’ll leave the rest of the math up to you.