University of California students protest 32 percent tuition increase - CNN.com "Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Angry students at the Davis, California, branch of the University of California refused to vacate the school's administration building Thursday evening in a show of defiance and protest over a 32-percent undergraduate tuition hike instituted by the California Board of Regents earlier in the day." The discussion probably went something like this. Everyone in California deserves a quality education and an affordable price. This program is deficit neutral. We'll just tax the rich. Skip to present day... "About 100 University of California police officers tried to keep student protests under control on the UCLA campus today. Officers wore riot gear and used barricades and pepper ball rifles during demonstrations against the student fee increases the UC Regents approved." Cops in riot gear keep an eye on protesters at UCLA | 89.3 KPCC Has EVERYONE learned anything?