As we recently reported here at College Insurrection, one of the new liberal buzz words on campus is tuition equity. The topic recently got a hearing at the Oregon State Capitol and Gabriella Morrongiello of Young Americans for Freedom went there to testify.
Here’s her report from the YAF blog.
Tuition Equity Hearing Lacks Diversity
Waking up at the crack of dawn for 8am classes has never been my forte. However, on the morning of the public hearing for the “Tuition Equity” bill, I was out of bed before the first verse of my alarm had even run its course. An hour later I was cruising down I-5 toward the Oregon State Capitol. Upon arrival, I noticed I was not the only student who would be present. Two large charter buses had pulled up and were offloading dozens of Hispanic students. Each bus sported a custom paint job and was adorned with worn out tried and true phrases of the left: “students for equality,” “social justice now,” “humans aren’t illegal.” Thirty minutes later the majority of these students and their teachers glared at me, jaws-dropped, as I returned back to my seat following my testimony.
I came to the capitol to testify against Oregon House Bill 2787, better known as “Tuition Equity.” This bill proposes in-state tuition for illegal aliens, but fails to extend the same benefit to out-of-state American students. It is, in my opinion, anything but equitable. With my testimony, I hoped to make some rational Oregonians realize this was just another effort on behalf of government officials to work against the people they are elected to serve and instead give comfort and aid to undocumented immigrants.
I was the ONLY student, out of the 100+ in attendance, who testified in opposition to this bill.
The first half hour of the hearing was monopolized by the panel of state representatives publicly addressing one another as they glorified the bill. This obviated the purpose of a hearing for the public.