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Tuesday, 07 February 2012 10:59

Speaker Pérez Unveils Middle Class Scholarship Act

(Sacramento) -- Between triple digit fee increases and the struggling economy middle class Californians are being squeezed out of the opportunity to get a higher education. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez wants to renew the promise of a higher education for middle class students and their families. To renew that promise, Speaker Pérez has introduced the Middle Class Scholarship Act (www.middleclassscholarship.com) to reduce the cost of attending a CSU, UC or community college by two-thirds, saving thousands of students thousands of dollars every year. The Speaker says, not only do students deserve an opportunity to receive a quality college education, investing in California's students is an investment in our collective future. For every $1 we spend on higher education, the state gets a $3 return on its investment. The program will be funded by closing a wasteful tax loophole for out-of-state corporations

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