Phillips, Peter


Peter Phillips is a professor of sociology at Sonoma State University, President of Media Freedom Foundation, and recent past director of Project Censored.

Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Protects the Wealthy

By Peter Phillips
Sonoma State University

Police are arresting and attacking student protesters on University of California (UC) campuses again. “Why did he beat me I wasn’t doing anything,” screamed a young Cal Berkeley woman student over KPFA radio on Friday evening November 20. Students are protesting the 32% increase in tuition imposed by the UC Regents in a time of severe state deficits. The Board of Regents claims that they have no choice. Students will now have to pay over $10,000 in tuition annually for a public university education that was free only a few decades ago.