ISSUES RUN DEEPER THAN TUITION COSTS
August 2, 2007
Author: Yvonne Wingett, The Arizona Republic Estimated printed pages: 1
When Arizona voters passed Proposition 300. Silvia, an ASU junior, lost a
$5,000-a-year academic scholarship to Arizona State University, where she
studies political science.
To stay at the school, she has to pay the more costly out-of-state tuition,
about $18,000 a year, said Silvia, who did not give her last name. She applied
for some private scholarships that don't require proof of legal status to cover
the costs and will receive about $16,000.
"It (Proposition 300) is dealing with the symptoms of the problem," said Silvia,
whose parents brought her to this country as a baby. "The issues are a lot
deeper than a law that denies students in-state tuition and denying them an
education. I want people to understand we are not here to take anything away
from anybody. We're here to improve the state of Arizona."
Edition: Final Chaser
Copyright (c) The Arizona Republic. All rights reserved. Reproduced with the
permission of Gannett Co., Inc. by NewsBank, inc.
Record Number: pho172734063