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Cal State students get extra credit for demanding taxpayers foot their college bill

As Bernie Sanders continues to pick up victories in his continuing quest to become the Democratic presidential nominee, his popularity remains high among college students. Part of his appeal among this crowd, of course, is his endorsement of legislation that would provide university-level education to Americans for free.

Campus Reform reports one California professor has not only encouraged his students to support such a plan, he has made it a requisite of an extra-credit opportunity.

California State University at Channel Islands students taking professor Frank Barajas’ History of the U.S. Since 1887 course were instructed to write a “1 to 2-page business letter” to their representatives — including Gov. Jerry Brown — explaining “how the high fees and tuition of the California State University impacts you, and your family, not only financially but also psychologically and in other ways.”

More specifically,  the extra credit is only given to students if they “include why you believe free tuition would better impact your education.”




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