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AJC: Letter to the Editor – Cut spending rather than raise tuition

Before Gov. Sonny Perdue suggests midyear tuition increases for Georgia’s universities, I hope he exhausts all other possibilities (“Taylor takes fight against tuition hike to campuses,” Metro, Sept. 27).

Like most other governmental issues, this is not a revenue problem, but a spending problem. The university chancellor lives in a free $2 million mansion and has a higher salary than the governor. Universities continue to acquire land and build, build, build.

What’s worse is seeing Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor trying to score political points without offering a solution to the problem that was in part created by the Barnes-Taylor-Murphy team long before Perdue came on the scene.

As usual, it’s the students in the middle who suffer.

JASON SHEPHERD
Kennesaw