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Macheo's Voice

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How have increased tuition fees impacted you and your family?:
As an African-American male I am in school not only for my own advancement but as an example for my two sons and the many other African-American males I mentor and work with, many of whom are bright and capable but have limited access to a high quality education. The issue of equity and access looms prominent in higher education. There are already too many hurdles for underserved youth in my neighborhood to attend college but the fee increases, coupled with the rising interest rates of school loans are putting a college education farther out of reach for the population for whom education is the best option to overcome a difficult set of circumstances. I hope that when my children are ready to attend college, that it will in fact be worth it.


What are you studying at SF State and what do you hope to do once you graduate?:
I am pursuing a Doctorate in the Educational Leadership Program. I plan to graduate in May 2013.


Macheo P., 38 Oakland



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