To the editor: I used to be shocked to examine American college students having to reside of their automobiles to get an schooling within the richest nation on the planet. Then I used to be much more shocked by Cal Poly Humboldt’s merciless response.
You’d assume that an establishment of upper schooling full of well-educated leaders would make an effort to discover a extra humane resolution to the issue than to drive these younger folks off their property as in the event that they have been unwelcome vermin.
Invoice Carey, Los Angeles
To the editor: It appears unfair to focus on Cal Poly Humboldt on the entrance finish for not permitting college students to make use of commuter parking for his or her RVs, vans, and RVs.
The scholars say they cannot afford housing and do not need to take out pupil loans, however I am not conscious of any college in California that enables its commuter parking tons for use this manner.
There are good causes to not permit campus parking tons to grow to be the location of non permanent housing for these residing out of automobiles and vans. Doing so would deprive different college students, a few of whom should reside at dwelling to afford faculty, of desperately wanted parking, which is briefly provide at Cal Poly Humboldt.
Inexpensive housing for college kids is a important want. Maybe The Occasions might examine what lawmakers are doing to hurry its building, or what Southern California universities are doing to accommodate their college students with out housing.
However focusing on a rural college 650 miles north of LA for not permitting its parking tons to grow to be homeless shelters appears grossly unfair.
Jennifer Keller, Trinidad, California.
To the editor: Cal Poly Humboldt is a part of California State College, a public system that will get greater than half of its funding from state taxpayers.
We the taxpayers ought to demand that Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson and different college officers open their houses and driveways to college students who need and deserve a better schooling regardless of their restricted monetary means.
Your article cites the college’s protection that it’s merely complying with long-standing parking guidelines. Nicely, change the foundations. Present a secure, frequent space for low-income college students who yearn for an schooling.
Steve Saeta, Santa Rosa Valley, California.