During the past quarter century, enrollment at the University of California and California State University has increased dramatically, while State funding for the campuses has declined precipitously.
Have America's public universities lost sight of their original mission of increasing social mobility?
After months of intensive lobbying, Cal State University has convinced two key legislative panels to approve funding to enroll nearly 11,000 more students, hire more faculty and expand housing aid to those without shelter this fall.
California’s acclaimed higher education system owes a debt to many governors and legislators, but particularly two governors who championed the growth and accomplishments of the University of California, California State University, and our community colleges.
Gov. Jerry Brown, frugal to the end, wants to fill the state’s “rainy day” fund so California doesn’t get soaked in the next economic downturn.
Last month, the University of California (UC) and the California Community Colleges (CCC) announced a new partnership that guarantees admission to the UC for qualified community college students.
There is unfinished bipartisan business in the state Legislature that belongs at the top of every lawmaker’s to-do list.
California needs to spend significantly more money on higher education to avoid tuition increases and give its public universities the capacity to admit more students, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.
The polls are in and University of California campuses are slipping. We are not talking about football or basketball, but about academics.
SACRAMENTO — As California lawmakers wrestle over how to spend — or save — an estimated $6.1 billion budget surplus, a bipartisan coalition of legislators is pushing to spend some of the money on the state’s prized university systems, averting tuition hikes.
We generally have been big fans of the fiscal restraint exercised by Gov. Jerry Brown over the past seven years.
When it comes to higher education, Gov. Jerry Brown is an enigma. He highlights its importance, but his budget priorities short change the University of California and the California State University.