There can be no other explanation! Ronald Reagan must have been an international secret agent bent on the destruction of the United States. The recent 32% tuition increase for California's UC system is the latest woeful example of Reagan's, evil, legacy.
There isn't a reputable economist on the planet who will say that it's possible to have a modern economy without a well educated work force. There was a time when we, in the United States, understood that obvious fact. But then, along came Ronnie and his cohort, Howard Jarvis, who cared more about taxes than the long term viability of the American economy.
It's hard to believe, but there was a time, not that long ago, when America had one of the finest public education systems in the world. Yes, it's true. Countries like Japan, actually sent educators to the United States to find out how we managed to provide a first class education for the majority of American children! What was our secret? It was very simple, actually. We were willing to pay for it! Ronnie, why did you destroy our future? Why did you insist that low taxes were more important than educating America's youth? Why oh why did we listen to your stupid ideas?
At a time when it's more important than ever to provide college education for every student capable of doing the work, we've made a college education prohibitively expensive. In less than 50 years, we've gone from having free higher education in California to a college system that is so expensive that only the elite can afford it. That's Ronnie's legacy. He even ran for governor on a platform of ending free college tuition! Ronald Reagan, the worst disaster to befall the United states since the civil war!