My son is a high school senior, and my stomach lurched when the Louisiana legislature essentially laid waste to the TOPS program. Like many parents, I am searching for alternate ways to pay for college. His guidance counselor gave us the link to a nifty website featuring several odd scholarships I didn't know about! Who knew they offered a scholarship just for being funny? Or tall?
Foil's amendment, if it passes the Legislature, and the people's vote, would get rid of the current requirement under law that both chambers of the Louisiana have to have a two-thirds vote of the members to increase fees at colleges and universities.
The UL System announced that they are increasing tuition by a measure of ten percent. That means that things will be seeing a big increase for people in the area that want to get a better education.
Locally, UL is a fine school and educates people in all sorts of fields...
The Senate Budget Committee has quietly killed legislation that would limit the salaries of college system presidents and chancellors, to no more than 10% over the Southern Regional Education Board average salary.