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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

They really want to get in

UC and UCLA are trumpeting the rise in applications for admission for the coming year.*  How does this development play out in the current tuition/funding conflict?  Hard to say.  But if enrollments were to be cut back as a result of the outcome of that conflict, there would be many frustrated parent/voters.  Gov. Brown might get some mileage out of his proposed cap on out-of-state enrollments.  But he could lose support if it appeared that his refusal to add funding led to fewer in-state students.  Some explanations he could offer might not be convincing:
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*http://www.smmirror.com/articles/News/UCLA-Most-Applied-To-Four-Year-University-In-The-Country/42392 and http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-uc-apps-20150112-story.html

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