Another Reason to Dislike Pittsburgh
If you are from one of those cities that dislikes Pittsburgh (any other NFL city, for example), or if you just don’t like rust-belt union cities trying desperately to remake themselves, here is another reason to stay away from Pittsburgh.
And what will this tuition tax be used for? To pay for the retirements of city employees!
As a parent, that tax would be more than enough to tell my kids this: If you want to attend college in Pittsburgh, you are 100% on your own.
I don’t believe that college students – even those using borrowed money – should be called-upon to prop up failing municipal economies.
Governments are notorious for hemorrhaging money toward retirees with little thought to the consequences. Maybe Pittsburgh can reform itself in that department.