Governor digs deeper into students’ pockets

Thanks to our governor, Florida college students can look forward to the 11th tuition increase in a row.

Way to go Bush!

Fret not fellow students, he really has good intentions: he’s trying to boost minority enrollment.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Bush plans to allocate an estimated $52.5 million to minority enrollment.

Sound good, huh?

Well don’t get excited just yet.

In 2004, the number of Federal Pell Grant recipients from Florida State University was 6,917 while only 5,845 students from Florida A&M University were awarded the low-income assistance.

Something about this whole situation just seems a bit odd.

It’s great that Bush is giving more money to minority students, but if the tuition is increasing, doesn’t that kind of cancel out the money Bush awards? SGA President Ramon Alexander seems to think so and said, “We’re continuing to price our students out of an education.”

Maybe it’s just that the brother of America’s most clueless president to date is really just out of touch with the students, and doesn’t understand how detrimental the tuition increase can be to future and current students.

Or perhaps, the truth is much simpler: The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

Amber Vaughan for the editorial board.