Friday, April 02, 2004

Whom do you (price) discriminate towards? 

OK, this is weird: From an email by our union's lobbyist today,
Sen. Sandy Pappas, Chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee will be presenting her recommendations for items to be included in the Senate Omnibus Higher Education Bill today. Among the items that will be included will be legislation that would allow undocumented noncitizens to attend Minnesota public higher education institutions at resident tuition rates. The people affected by this legislation are young people who were brought to this state by their parents when they were children, and have attended Minnesota elementary and secondary schools. They now find it difficult to go on to higher education institutions because they lack documentation. They are ineligible for in-state tuition rates and financial aid.
And yet, if you are an American serving in the armed forces and lose your residency in Minnesota, you must pay out of state tuition rates to attend SCSU when you leave the service. What is the meaning of this?