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Now let's go to California already getting hit hard in these economic times and now.
State college students.
Could -- really be taking the brunt of things with their funds being slashed -- California state colleges.
In some cases are actually becoming more expensive.
-- the likes of Harvard Adrian more joins us vice president.
Reason foundation this is one of these things that.
Well it could be slightly misleading but it it's one of these things -- taken.
Yet the middle income family they can make your family for making -- 130000.
Dollars and -- and you know to get financial -- you can actually -- -- -- cheaper than.
A states to school in California which does sound a little bit ridiculous that's true I guess there.
-- you know there's a lot of interesting angles to the higher education.
Sort of crisis story going on in California -- you know.
Ivy League schools have really made an effort in recent years to make.
It more affordable for the best middle class students to go to those universities.
-- the same time California's state universities have seen.
Costs per student just skyrocketing.
So you've got this below happening that's driving out.
Costs at universities while the state is cutting its support the universities to -- sort of not pursuing a strategy designed to make it more affordable for middle class -- I think there right in some cases it can be cheaper at Harvard.
It's funny -- you're right to point out but it's a good thing that you don't have to be.
Crazy rich to go to a place like Harvard -- one or the other I think we still have a that's a positive thing if huge endowments these schools and I guess they're using get a positive ways to got more grants to more.
Financially that type of -- but what's going on out there.
A California -- seem like things are getting -- -- better know.
No no there's no pressure that the universities are feeling no pressure to get lean.
I if you -- -- you've been to a college campus through recently you know these are huge.
Facilities and there's a ton of things that goes on parking housing building maintenance grounds maintenance they have nothing to do with providing education directly.
And these are all in California schools.
Operated by the school not -- -- strain by unionized workers.
And the state just keeps giving them more and more money how do you citizens or not we just paying what had -- -- because this is but they're good paying taxes so that we -- something like this week says.
We assume that the goal is to have more more people especially.
You know people who can afford to pay it out right go to college writings as in this economy do you look at the unemployed get -- just look at the unemployment rate college education.
Much much lower than people who don't have -- Right yes I mean the problem is -- is in a sense there's no no adults in charge has been no pressure.
On these universities.
To reduce costs where they can to keep things -- -- the state has not apply that pressure at all.
And the university leadership hasn't felt any pressure and the students are protesting the state for making.
Modest budget cuts to the higher -- system instead of protesting universities for being.
Big fat food a craps and milking them for home this cash instead of trying to make your education has cost effective and affordable as possible and that's where that anger needs to be directed and that's the only way -- -- -- -- Adrian Adrian more there from recent out in well of course California thanks for coming out.
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