Thursday, August 4, 2011

Budget crisis 2011

So I am at the end of my Junior year at San Francisco State University. I am majoring in Child & Adolescent Development with a concentration in Youth & Family Services. One day (after my kids start elementary school) I would like to be a Youth Probation Officer or work at juvenile hall or something along those lines. But this past November, the state agreed on raising tuition at California State Universities by 11% and planned for it to take effect this upcoming Fall 2011 semester. WELL, last month the budget crisis still seemed to be an issue so whoever is on the "budget committee" voted to raise tuition ANOTHER 11%. So that is a 22% tuition increase starting THIS fall, August 22! With the classic slogan "You get what you pay for," you would think us students are getting top notch service! However, it is quite the opposite. Every single class that I need for me to stay on track for a timely graduation is full. Class numbers and class titles are being switched and we are not being notified of the changes. Teachers as well as directors of the CAD department are not being helpful and aren't returning emails or phone calls. Some classes that I need (prerequisites) are not being offered until next semester, but I can't enroll in certain classes until I take the prereqs! I am just putting in a lot of work and spending a lot of time on something that should be so easy. The cost for an education is increasing and the level of service is decreasing. Not fair to those who are really trying to better their lives! If only I could have a talk (debate) with Mr. Obama...

1 comment:

Michelene said...

Big government, big spending, big pain in the bum, big, big strain on my wallet. Our country is a MESS. I feel safe, I feel grateful for my freedom, but the rest is lame.