14 January 2011

1.4 billion

That's the total amount that the Governor's proposed budget cuts from higher education in California: $500M each from UC and CSU, and $400M from the community colleges.

That is also the amount of restored funding for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a fact that reveals much about the Governor's priorities.

The State of California might not be able afford to take care of these kids by providing affordable, quality education at a public university;  but it sure can afford to take care of them later, as they enter the Corrections system.

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