Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In Case You Were Curious (Or Maybe More Than You Needed to Know)
Full story at http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article4003502.html
As a prior blog post noted, we already know that Pérez - newly appointed by Gov. Brown - opposes the tuition/budget plan before the Regents. To reinforce that opposition, he has a co-written op ed in the LA Times:
UC leaders tone-deaf in their reliance on tuition hikes
After years of cuts to higher education, recent state budgets have included a substantial reinvestment in public universities. But that increased funding has done little to cure the tone-deafness of the University of California's leaders. Their proposal for new tuition hikes would put the state's public universities, which have been a crucial steppingstone to higher earnings and fulfilling careers for millions of Californians, out of reach for too many families...
Full op ed at http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-perez-uc-tuition-20141119-story.html
Yours truly has to remark that the above op ed says essentially nothing. Whatever you can say about the Regents, the "tone deaf" thing is totally absurd. You would have to have an IQ less than 10 to not know that raising tuition will be unpopular and that the legislature and governor would be unhappy about the tuition-or-more-UC-funding-from-the-state plan.