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Consider This...Sneaky voting by TTU Regents

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A special board meeting was called last week by the Texas Tech Board of Regents. They had one item: tuition increases.

No one wants college to get more expensive but it just did for future Texas Tech students.

I'm very disappointed in this decision by the regents and here's why.

In 2012 they raised rates by 2 percent. I expressed concern back then.

In 2013, I praised the board for being in the minority of universities to hold the line and keep tuition and fees flat.

A year later, they voted eight to one to raise rates by how much? You guessed it, 4 percent. That's an increase that basically negates 2013's vote.

The Board of Regents effectively made up for the flat rate by doubling the increase from two years ago.

Consider this:

For the record, here's how the vote broke down. You can see only one regent voted against the increase - the same regent who voted against the last increase - Regent John Steinmetz.

Families are struggling to pay for college and I'm more than disappointed in this majority vote.

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