It would certainly be helpful for our University presidents to advocate for new revenue as a way to restore funding for higher education and stop tuition hikes.
This year student leaders from all of the public four-year institutions have put new and dedicated revenue at the top of our legislative agenda, through the Washington Student Association. We realize that with a $900 million budget shortfall and a $1 billion price tag for the McCleary ruling for K-12 education, new revenue, such as a capital gains tax, is the only way to restore funding.
UW students held a press conference in November on this subject. Read about it here: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsno…
Voters and families need to realize that having great public services like Universities and community colleges costs sometimes requires raising revenue, but it's an investment that's worth it.
Vice President, UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate