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Occupy students disrupt Ga. regents meeting

ATLANTA (AP) -- A group of college students who are part of the Occupy movement disrupted the state Board of Regents meeting to call for a halt to tuition and fee increases at Georgia's institutions.

The students called into question a board policy that effectively bans illegal immigrants from Georgia's top public universities and deep cuts to the HOPE scholarship for the majority of students in the state. They said the regents should take a "pay cut."

Board chairman Ben Tarbutton gave the students five minutes to speak before he asked them to leave the meeting if they were going to interrupt proceedings further. The students left without incident but told the board they planned to come to other meetings.

The regents oversee the state's 35 state colleges and universities.

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news2me 2 years, 9 months ago

The only thing I have a problem with is them speaking up for Illegal Immigrants. Aliens should speak up for themselves. If they are smart enough to attend college, then they have no excuse why haven't figured out how to become a legal citizen. They have the will to educate themselves, but not to become legal?

The Occupy movement keeps grasping at too many straws once again.

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NewsReader 2 years, 9 months ago

The only thing I have a problem with is them speaking at all. If they have something to say, they can go through the same process and proper channels that everyone else has to do to speak before the Regents. Otherwise, they can go pound sand which I'd just prefer they do anyway. Just another group of entitlement driven irresponsible hypocritical youth expecting everybody else to prop them up and support them. Here's a novel idea. Go earn it yourself and stop expecting the rest of us to subsidize it.

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Sthrnldy 2 years, 9 months ago

Oh dear, seems I am late for another Occupy pity party!

You are so right NewsReader, entitlement is the key word. They were given a taxpayer funded K-12 public education, and at this level and beyond everything else in LIFE IS EARNED! Get use to it or "Life" is going to be rough!

As for the Illegals their constant sense of entitlement is sickening. I guess they feel they are entitled to amnesty. In my opnion the American Dream cannot be gained through illegal means. And YES, news2me! Smart enough to attend college but not bright enough to figure out how to become a Legal citizen?

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