Raising tuition may have its benefits

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Your editorial entitled “Matching tuition to operation costs is risky and not supportive of students” (April 11) uses assumptions for which there is no clear evidence.

It proclaims that raising tuition is not supportive of students yet fails to correlate this assertion.

For instance, raising the tuition could attract better educators, new equipment and provide better accommodations.

All of the following would benefit current students and provide a higher quality of education.

The claim that students have to work more to pay for tuition is followed by an illogical claim that student need an economic incentive to take more than one class by forcing them to pay for two.

The writer fails to view the perspective that some students only plan to take one class at a time, and, therefore, should not be punished financially in order to do so.

The writer provides a negative outlook when highlighting the idea of different departments being able to charge more or less depending on what is needed.

However, they fail to see the point that each individual program has needs that have to be met in order to provide sufficient education.

Students involved in other programs should not have to carry the financial burden of programs for which they are not associated.

To the trustees, please don’t “take all the time needed” as suggested by the author.

I would like my school to operate proactively to stay ahead of the curve, so that my education can serve me well in the future.

Or take the aforementioned advice of the author of this editorial and become archaic and irrelevant to the students of this city.


Tyler Newman

Biology Sophomore


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