“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”
At its core, this sentence is “Shall Property continue?” The sentence was composed to question the University System of Georgia’s lack of taxation on the property it owns. From the information the sentence gives, the tax exemption is in place to keep higher education an affordable endeavor, but the way the sentence calls attention to it suggests certain people believe this exemption should be no more. Words like “college”, “student”, and “affordable” stand out to the reader. “Affordable” has a positive connotation, so why would people want to take something affordable away? This question is amplified by the words “college” and “student”, college being regarded as a necessary institution and students as its necessary disciples. What purpose does one have for wanting to make higher education less accessible?