Higher Education Is State’s ResponsibilityFebruary 9, 2017 |
by Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine
Both the University of California and the California State University system are in the process of instituting increases in tuition and fees to help maintain educational quality and keep the doors open to worthy students. Both systems are acting responsibly, but these increases also underscore the failure of the State to do its part in funding higher education.
In the last decade, per student support for UC in the State Budget has fallen almost 40% CSU per student funding has dropped by almost 25% in the same period.