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The conversation: The political, emotional and financial state of college students

November 10, 2010 |  3:32 pm

College-BlogWith today's approval to raise tuition at California State universities 15.5%, we have to ask: Will the middle class get priced out of local colleges?

On the subject of college students, why are they so anti-Republican [Mother Jones] and yet so uninterested in pursuing careers in politics or government service? [Opinionator]

And when it comes to growing up, have students become less independent, less resilient and are "helicopter" parents to blame? [Room for Debate]

--Alexandra Le Tellier

Photo: After leaving the meeting, students and others opposed to increases in student fees stage a protest in the lobby outside a meeting of the trustees of the California State University, at headquarters in Long Beach on Tuesday. Credit: Reed Saxon/AP photo.

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