Honor Lt. Governor’s request for a re-vote of the 9% tuition increase
  • Petitioned Chancellor Reed and the CSU Board of Trustees

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California State University Board of Trustees
Chancellor Reed and the CSU Board of Trustees

Honor Lt. Governor’s request for a re-vote of the 9% tuition increase

    1. Natalie Dorado
    2. Petition by

      Natalie Dorado

      Alta Loma, CA

On November 16, 2011, Chancellor Reed and the CSU Board of Trustees voted behind closed doors to increase student fees 9%. Rather than taking precautions to make sure that the concerns of students were taken into account, the Board of Trustees think police presence and force is a necessary condition of diplomacy as the meeting was called to an end by Chairman Herbert Carter. It was then that CSU police forced the protestors outside and when some tried to regain entry, the police reacted with force and pepper spray against protesters. Four students were arrested in the aftermath, while dozens of officers in riot gear stood in opposition to protestors.

Moreover, the Board of Trustees continued the meeting at an adjacent meeting room behind closed doors. They proceeded to vote on a 9% increase. Following the decision, Lt. Governor and CSU Trustee Gavin Newsom issued a statement requesting a revote: “Due to the alarming manner in which the decision was made to approve the 2012-2014 support budget and the 2012-2013 tuition increases and given that there were 9 members of the California State University (CSU) Board not in attendance during this vote, I respectfully request that you place these two items back on the agenda for the meeting scheduled on December 5, 2011. (We are extending this call to action on the Board of Trustees to place this item on the agenda for their upcoming meetings)

Please sign the petition below, demanding that the Board of Trustees honor Lt. Governor’s request for a re-vote of the 9% tuition increase. As a University that is “committed to working for California” it is our duty to ensure that those who make decisions effecting hundreds of thousands of students, be held accountable and act in full transparency.

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. BOT canceled 12-5 meeting, we are extending the petition!

      Natalie Dorado
      Petition Organizer

      The Board of Trustees has showed further mismanagement on their parts as the Dec. 5th meeting has been canceled for "safety reasons"(they have failed to fix the glass door that was broken after police removed protesters by force). The 9% fee increase can be repealed any time up until the actual academic school year begins in August 2012, our efforts will be focused on getting this 9% fee on the Board of Trustees meeting agenda and having it repealed! This empowers us by giving us more time to collect signatures and build momentum for a re-vote!

      Video evidence reveals that it was a police baton that actually broke the glass door at the Board of Trustees office on 11-16-11 and the four students that were charged with breaking door have had the charges against them dropped!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Samuel Schroder GRASS VALLEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am afraid to go to college because of the outrageous cost and limited support funding. This is unacceptable. Education should be affordable.

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    • Nancy Carretero FRESNO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a CSU student

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    • Kyle Dinschel WELLINGTON, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      because educating the future is the most important thing in the world and students shouldn't have to choose between dinner and college.

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    • Cheryl Johnson PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      it's wrong , without a degree it is impossible to compete in the job market but then a student is stuck with high interest student loans to pay. How come the government does not help with this issue , You talk education education but your actions say you don't really give a damn or how much can we make from this . The US is a nice place but they cut those who have the least and reward those who have the most . UGH!!!

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    • Veronica Marshall TORRANCE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      As a student I myself see talented students having to drop out due to every year the price is being raised at Otis college. Art students coming out broke no jobs. Even if it's their passion. Some don't want loans because it doesn't make sense. So they drop out.

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