Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bleak

• More Budget Cuts in California (Inside Higher Ed)

     Because expected state revenues did not materialize, the University of California and California State University systems must each cut an additional $100 million from their operating budgets, California Governor Jerry Brown announced Tuesday. The cuts come on top of $650 million each system had to cut after the budget was finalized this summer. The community college system, also facing new cuts, will probably increase tuition $10 per unit, starting with the summer 2012 session, on top of a $10 increase imposed this fall. In total, the cuts to higher education and other services will total about $1 billion….

• State community colleges face $102 million in cuts (The Fresno Bee)
• Yudof's statement

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me Assemblyman Don Wagner's positions on these issues? Please.

B. von Traven said...

According to Project Votesmart, “Don Wagner refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.”
You can, in theory, read about Don’s positions on his House webpage, but I can’t get the links to his various positions to work. The only "position" concerning education is about “academic success.” It appears that Wagner's m.o. is to avoid discussing thorny issues and simply to bloviate about his interests, which boil down to diminishing government and protecting business.

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