Postcard Campaign Targets Funding Of Higher Education
February 19, 2002 at 7:47 PM EST - Updated July 3 at 5:00 PM
CLEVELAND (AP) - Student representatives from state-supported universities plan to deliver thousands of postcards to the Statehouse in Columbus next week complaining about inadequate funding of higher education.
The postcards, which were signed by students and faculty members, will be delivered on Feb. 27.
Ruth Ramos, president of the Student Government Association at Cleveland State University, said that college students are fed up with tuition increases prompted by cuts in state aid.
She said that approximately 600 signatures were collected in just a few hours at Cleveland State.
State lawmakers, who were trying to deal with a budget deficit last year, cut higher education by about $121 million, setting off a round of midyear tuition increases on top of those already imposed for the fall.
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