University of Calif. approves big fee hikes

Hundreds of students lay down to symbolize the "Death of Public Education," as they protest peacefully outside the UCLA campus Covel Commons building, where University of California regents were scheduled to vote on a 32 percent student fee increase, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. The UC Board of Regents is considering boosting undergraduate fees, the equivalent of tuition, by $2,500 by summer 2010. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

November 20, 2009 7:31:56 AM PST
As protests resounded outside, the University of California Board of Regents approved a fee 32 percent fee increase for students attending the state's premier public schools.