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  • New York Students Riot Against Proposed $300 Tuition Hike

    Students at the City University of New York rioted yesterday in protest of the school’s planned tuition hike. The proposed change: an extra $300 per year, bringing the total in-state tuition for full-time students to $5,430 per year – significantly less than the $8,244 nationwide average for in-state students at 4-year public universities.

    The mob descended on CUNY’s Baruch College campus, where dozens were reportedly arrested. These videos captured some of the mayhem:

    The riots were apparently orchestrated by a group called “Students United for a Free CUNY.” The group, as its name suggests, wants CUNY to accept students free of charge – or, more accurately, to bill New York taxpayers for the expense.

    The group’s lengthy list of demands includes not only free admission, but lavish benefits for school employees, a change in state law allowing full time students to qualify for food stamps, a state resolution supporting public education for illegal immigrants, and increased funding for “the arts, humanities, and, especially, LGBTQ Studies, Africana Studies, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Women’s Studies and other departments that teach us about our histories and herstories.”

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    9 Responses to New York Students Riot Against Proposed $300 Tuition Hike

    1. Bobbie says:

      that's right THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING! watching a bunch of selfish, indecent, violently ignorant, misguided, loud mouthed, unreasonable, irrational, provocative individuals, I can't even call people let alone Americans! look at the beggars for attention! if you can't control your behavior in a civil manner, bye bye you go.

    2. Ben Landon says:

      I'm glad our students are so firmly grounded in reality. It makes me feel good about what they are learning in college.

    3. Mike, Wichita Falls says:

      I am hard-pressed to support funding for real degree programs such as medicine, math, science or engineering, which might actually result in a job after graduation with which to pay off college debts and contribute to society. However, you'll get little sympathy from the real world when you can't find a job with a degree in LGBTQ studies. Really…what do you do with a degree like that besides work on Obama's diversity task force committee or whatever it's called?

    4. AD-RtR/OS! says:

      Roman Lesson:
      The mob takes unkindly to a diminishment of its supply of bread, and gives us its own circus.
      The identical response was seen on the Left Coast.

    5. Lloyd Scallan says:

      Is it just me, or does anyone esle see a connection between the riots in Europe with the riots now happening in this country? It's all about the same ideology. Do we not realize this is a world wide Marxist movement designed to destroy our western way of life?This is exactly why Obama, the Dems, and the unions are indorsing and financing the movement.

    6. Steve says:

      To quote the Maitre D' in Ferris Bueller's Day off: "I weep for the future."

    7. Bradley Fox says:

      the "occupy this" chickens have apparently come home…to roost. nice. maybe cuny should be a bit more selective in their admission process.

    8. CCNY Student says:

      WOW, you guys don't get it, do you? I'm a CUNY student, and I wrote those demands. I wish you guys could have been present to see the police violently attack a peaceful group of students trying to testify in a supposedly public hearing about our own university. I also wish you could meet some CUNY students, who are among the hardest-working people I've ever met in my life, nearly all of us holding down at least one, and often two or three jobs, studying hard and taking care of our families. Nevertheless, with all that going on, we still find the time and energy to organize to stand up for the right to a decent education for all.

    9. tired of idiots says:

      A decent education for all. Society doesn't need more academics, we need more farmers, mechanics and plumbers. These are good paying jobs that are in demand, but todays youth are too good for that. They are 'entitled' to education and a clean hands lifestyle. Too many academics means not enough jobs for graduates and a demand for more illegal workers. CCNY your theory is bankrupting this country. Maybe you should try an economics degree instead of liberalism. Get an education in reality. We all want the world to be a better place, but then we have to wake up and live in the REAL WORLD where food and shelter is our own responsibility. WAKE UP CCNY you will be obsolete before me, that I CAN guarantee.

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