latimes
latimes:

Thousands of students and activists marched through Sacramento’s streets and rallied outside the state Capitol on Monday to protest cuts to California’s colleges and universities.
“They say cut back, we say fight back!” the students chanted while waving signs saying “fund education, not war” and “cuts in education never heal.”
The plaza on the west side of the Capitol was teeming with protesters during the rally, which was billed as a chance to “occupy the Capitol.” Outside the building, student leaders and top Democrats who voted to slash higher education budgets last year addressed the crowd.
Photo credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

latimes:

Thousands of students and activists marched through Sacramento’s streets and rallied outside the state Capitol on Monday to protest cuts to California’s colleges and universities.

“They say cut back, we say fight back!” the students chanted while waving signs saying “fund education, not war” and “cuts in education never heal.”

The plaza on the west side of the Capitol was teeming with protesters during the rally, which was billed as a chance to “occupy the Capitol.” Outside the building, student leaders and top Democrats who voted to slash higher education budgets last year addressed the crowd.

Photo credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

fascinasians

fascinasians:

As some of you know, I am extremely involved with the higher education campaign (especially in New York). The organizations I work with most, Save Our SUNY and New York Students Rising, focus on the public education systems in New York City and New York State. When I was at the White House…

latimes

latimes:

Even in tough economic times, 64% in a USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll say they would shell out more for taxes to boost public-school funding.

brooklynmutt:

A strong majority of California voters is willing to pay higher taxes to boost funding for public schools even in a grim economy, a new poll has found.

After three years of budget cuts that have battered schools with extensive teacher layoffs and deep cuts in art, music and other programs, 64% of those surveyed said they would shell out more for schools.

The consensus was broad, crossing both genders and all races, ages, regions, income and educational levels. One exception was conservative Republicans, with only 34% willing to pay more for schools. But 60% of Republicans who described themselves as moderate or liberal and three-fourths of Democrats said they would support such a move.

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latimes
latimes:

California leads nation in escalation of college costs: California’s public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the College Board finds. Steep state funding cuts to higher ed were significant factors in pushing up tuition and fees nationwide.
Photo: Cal students pass through Sather Gate at UC Berkeley. Credit: Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

California leads nation in escalation of college costs: California’s public universities enacted the highest average tuition increase, 21%, of any state, the College Board finds. Steep state funding cuts to higher ed were significant factors in pushing up tuition and fees nationwide.

Photo: Cal students pass through Sather Gate at UC Berkeley. Credit: Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times

latimes
latimes:

Caps and gowns behind locked gates: At a youth correctional facility to be shuttered by budget cuts, a final high school class graduates. Hope for the future mixes with concern about transfers to remaining California facilities.
Photo:  A guard snaps pictures of the Class of 2011 of Jack B. Clarke High School, part of a state youth correctional facility in Norwalk that is closing. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

Caps and gowns behind locked gates: At a youth correctional facility to be shuttered by budget cuts, a final high school class graduates. Hope for the future mixes with concern about transfers to remaining California facilities.

Photo: A guard snaps pictures of the Class of 2011 of Jack B. Clarke High School, part of a state youth correctional facility in Norwalk that is closing. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

latimes
latimes:

California’s college system is in decline, a study finds. The state no longer is a leader in such areas as affordability, preparation of high school graduates and college-going rates, according to researchers at Cal State Sacramento.
Photo: Thousands of Cal State Long Beach students, teachers and parents rally during a national day of protests against education funding cuts Mar. 4, 2010. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

latimes:

California’s college system is in decline, a study finds. The state no longer is a leader in such areas as affordability, preparation of high school graduates and college-going rates, according to researchers at Cal State Sacramento.

Photo: Thousands of Cal State Long Beach students, teachers and parents rally during a national day of protests against education funding cuts Mar. 4, 2010. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times