Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, rightly proposes freezing tuition at Kentucky’s universities and takes a swipe at university presidents, who are playing petty games with our students’ futures.
These chief educational politicians are channeling their frustrations over not getting huge increases in funding each year from the General Assembly into double-digit tuition hikes. They instigate students to come to the Capitol and pound their pitchforks while blaming lawmakers for the steep increase in the price of their college education.
Williams rightly assessed the situation in Friday’s Courier-Journal: “I believe some of the institutions have raised tuition when they didn’t get everything they wanted from the General Assembly to try to raise some sentiment against the actions of the General Assembly.”
Instead, students should consider pounding their pitchforks outside the homes of Kentucky university presidents’, although they probably can’t get to them because they likely live in gated communities – considering many make salaries larger than the governor’s.