Last week I alerted folks that Bully Barber was calling SB 873 racist. What the bill does is lowers fees and tuition rates for instate students at certain NC colleges, therefore making it more affordable for minorities and poorer students to attend.
Barber managed to bully Sen. Apodaca into altering the bill, by dropping the Historically Black Colleges from the list. GEE, that’s awesome… said no minority or poor student. Ever.
Read about this nonsense at ABC news who, to their credit, point out this bill would have made college more affordable for many students.
Though the legislation would have put a college education within reach of more people, it ran into unexpected resistance.
“It hadn’t been pleasant, and for the life of me I can’t understand it,” said Apodaca, who attended Western Carolina. “I would do nothing to cheapen the degree. And we’re just trying to lower tuition costs and help some institutions. But anyway, if they feel that way, that’s fine.”
Supporters of North Carolina’s historically black colleges have long complained that the institutions are shortchanged by the state. The Rev. William Barber, president of the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter, went further in recent days, charging that the proposed tuition cut is “trickery” designed to “drain and bankrupt” the schools.
YES, it’s a HUGE RACIST TRICK to lower tuition rates so kids can afford an education.
What an absolute moron. The man can’t see the forest for the racist trees in front of him.
What Barber just did was protect the wallets of the university system at the expense of the student. Clearly, Barber isn’t feeling the Bern.
Hilariously, they argue cheaper tuition will cheapen the degree because the education quality would drop.
Yeah, thinking assumes that degrees today are worth the hundreds of thousands some families shell out of them.
Newsflash snowflakes, your degree is worth the effort you put in, not the dollar figure. By the same token, universities compete for the student dollar, do you really think they will offer sub-par courses and think they will stay afloat?