Meeting on middle ground

HIGHER EDUCATION: Legislators are realizing the importance of keeping higher education accessible to the middle class with a new scholarship program.

A new middle class scholarship program in the state budget passed June 14 is an encouraging step by lawmakers toward funding higher education, though the program pales in comparison to a similar bill which failed in the state Senate last August. The new program aims to reduce the cost of
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A frozen force

HIGHER EDUCATION: The UC and CSU tuition freeze is great news for students and a result of legislators heeding to their advocacy and demonstration.

Sometimes progress and stagnation are one in the same. With a tuition freeze in California’s 2012-13 budget, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed last Wednesday, students in the UC and CSU systems will not face increasing education costs in the coming school year.
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