30 July 2009

Jeffrey Wasserstrom makes the case for UC

Two interesting and related pieces by Jeffrey Wasserstrom (Irvine) make the case for UC cogently and eloquently. One piece is in the CHE and the other one in the HuffPo.

Among the points made in the articles: comtrary to at least some other state agencies, the University of California has been suffering for a long time. On a per-capita (i.e., per-student) basis, money paid by the state to UC has declined 40% from 1990 to 2008, and the overall general fund budget has remained essentially flat during the same period, at a time when the budget for state prisons increased from 5 to 11 billion.

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