#DebtFreeUNC protest at UNC Board of Governors meeting this Friday

The NC Student Power Union is highlighting a protest at the UNC Board of Governors meeting on Friday with a call to reduce tuition and increase financial aid to have all UNC system students graduate free of debt, to end cuts that compromise the quality of the university system, and for a more direct voice in UNC system governance by stakeholders.

Their Facebook page has links to a recent stories of note about UNC system schools including the news that the Board of Governors will be discussing on Thursday ending the policy of setting aside part of out-of-state tuition for financial aid.

While ultimately the fate of the UNC system is in the hands of the state legislature and NC's Budget Director Art Pope, this protest demonstrates that our college students care about their own future and the students that will follow them. It's no wonder the state legislature doesn't want college students voting.