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Gainesville student activists defeat ‘Block Tuition’

by Fernando Figueroa |
9/06/11
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SDS Organizer Chrisley Carpio leads the Dec. 9, 2010 rally against block tuition. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Gainesville, FL - The group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in Gainesville has a new reason to celebrate. On Sept. 6, student activists at the University of Florida (UF) defeated the block tuition system proposed by the administration and their Board of Trustees.

If implemented, block tuition would have charged every student a flat tuition rate for 15 credit hours, regardless of how many credit hours students actually take. This system would unfairly target working students and oppressed nationalities by forcing them to pay for classes they are not taking.

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