It’s important to analyze the way news agencies frame the issue of funding for higher education. This organization attempts so show different perspectives on the issue.
Some critical questions: Is it fair to compare budget strategies between a public university (the UC) to a private university (Standford)? Why isn’t making the state reinvest in education one of the mentioned strategies for saving higher public education? Why is the issue of funding higher education framed as a consequence of the recession rather than a mismanagement of state revenue and priority and when tuition has increased at state schools even during times of economic stability? Why is there no reporting on state and federal budget trends when it comes to funding public education?
Questions such as these need to be asked when reading to listening to different perspectives on issues that affect us.
And a reminder, UCI students come out to the events this week! Today the rally hosted by MSU (Muslim Student Union) at noon featured Amir Abdel Malik Ali, an influential public speaker who gave an inspiring speech calling on students to organize, and at 6:30 pm we also held the Budget Write-In where attendees wrote legislators asking to reinvest in higher education.