The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

California Demands More Money from College Students

Sep 30, 2013

The California legislature passed a bill that allows two-year colleges to charge students more for high-demand classes during summer and winter terms. If Governor Brown signed the bill, community colleges would charge as much as $200 per unit for some classes–more than four times the $46 they currently charge per unit!

Last year California passed Proposition 30, with the official title “Temporary Taxes to Fund Education,” allowing the state to increase the state sales tax by 0.25 per cent over four years. When advocating for this ballot measure, Governor Jerry Brown promised that this tax increase would provide enough funds for education, and that there would be no further education fee increases.

But, as this tuition increase shows, the state IS asking for more money. Their appetite for our money continues to grow.

Bourgeois politicians have no qualms about lying, particularly when it comes to putting their sneaky hands into our pockets. Enough of them and their tricks!