Republican State Rep. Matt Schaefer (Tyler) unsuccessfully attempted to amend legislation issuing billions of dollars more to universities and colleges with a measure that would also slow the increase of tuition.
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“As Texas taxpayers are seeing their property taxes rise, they are rightfully even more frustrated to find out that the Texas Legislature has seen fit to give handouts to illegal immigrants.” – State Rep. Jeff Cason
UT Board of Regents has promised free college for low-income Texans, including illegal aliens.
Texas has fallen behind other states with regard to the quality, affordability, and accessibility of college education.
The Tuition Equalization Grant Program is taxpayer subsidization of expensive private institutions, and must end.
The college’s board has racked up debt, raised property tax bills repeatedly, and doubled the tuition cost for students, all amidst declining student enrollment.
In recent years the cost of higher education has skyrocketed exponentially, pricing more and more Texans out of many college options as administrators rampantly raise tuition and fees. In an effort to control the issue, State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) has...
President Barack Obama recently unveiled his plan to offer free tuition for the first two years of community college to American students. However in the immortal words of Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride: “You keep using that word [free]. I do not think it means...