Thursday, February 19, 2015

Schwertner Launches "Texas Tuition Freeze"

"If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation."
John 11:48

Charles Schwertner refuses to back down following the cold shoulder from Bill McRaven:
A Central Texas senator is launching an online petition to "put a face on" his effort to freeze tuition at state colleges and universities.
Sen. Charles Schwertner, a Georgetown Republican who is one of several lawmakers seeking to put tuition back in the hands of lawmakers, announced the launch of the website Wednesday.
"I'm launching to put a face on this effort and give a voice to the thousands of parents and students who continue to struggle with the skyrocketing cost of college tuition and fees," Schwertner said in a statement. "I know this will be an uphill battle, but I'm confident we can be successful if Texans from across the state join together and make their voices heard."
Tuition at Texas universities has more than doubled in the 12 years since state lawmakers authorized colleges to set their own rates. In this session several lawmakers, including Sen. Rodney Ellis, a Houston Democrat,have filed bills to put control back in the hands of the state Legislature to some degree.
That's a proposition that university officials, including the Chancellor of the University of Texas System, oppose.
Read the whole thing here; sign Schwertner's petition here.

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