Eating the ‘reality sandwich’

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: UC President Janet Napolitano, Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and the regents must avoid a tuition hike.

We’ve heard this story before, and we know how it’s going to end. Once again, the president of the University of California system, the UC Board of Regents, the state Legislature and the governor’s office are doing their usual dance over the amount of money the state will pour into Read More…

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Brown says UC on track for a ‘gigantic tuition increase’

UC Regents unlikely to get extra $120 million in state funding, according to governor

Gov. Jerry Brown handed the UC Board of Regents what he called a “reality sandwich” Thursday, saying if the university doesn’t change its long-term approach to financial planning, students will face a massive tuition hike in the near future. Read More…

Rights for all, not for some

STATE ISSUES: Legislation focused on undocumented Californians who aren’t perfect will aid millions more and address painful stigmas.

Legislation aimed at immigration reform often focuses on granting rights to undocumented Americans who are exceptionally accomplished individuals. Just recently, California passed a bill that will enable undocumented Americans who pass the bar exam to practice law, and the widely discussed DREAM Act, now law in California, opens financial aid Read More…