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As an active student at Portland State University, these referenda would cause the Oregon University System to be further bled dry of need funding. The tuition has been rasied to the point that some students are wondering of they are able to graduate with a huge burdensome debt on their shoulders.
PSU has had to take substantial cuts in services and instruction and will be asked by the OUS Board, along with University of Oregon and Oregon State University, to give up some funds to help the regional and satellite unverisities to survive. When is enough "enough"?
The real issue behind all of this is not only the unwise and follish investments that the high rollers in Wall Street have done in the last year, but is this state's tax system. K-12 education needs to be funded back at the local property tax level. This way, local people would be more invested in their schools. This will free up more funds for the statewide services, including higher education.
One last question needs to be asked of every person that lives and/or invests in Oregon: When is education going to be a top priority and how would all of Oregon be able to access this valuable service without it being so overly burdensome?
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