Budget Central

Views: A sharp rise in CSU fees




California State University, whose campuses are the bedrock of one of the world’s great educational systems, is about to raise student fees 20 percent on top of a 10 percent increase just a year ago. That is brutal.

But it’s also necessary. The CSU system needs to close a gap of $584 million in its budget for 2009-2010. Trustees will vote on the proposal Tuesday, and they should approve it.

Read the full editorial in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.