UC 411: Budget Cuts and its Effects

Brown signs the budget cuts

On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $8.2 billion in cuts that will not only affect college students but the poor and the mentally ill as well. With $500 million dollar budget cuts for the University of California and Cal State University systems, as well increasing tuition for community colleges, the budget cuts will hit the education system hard. As Jean Ross stated in a prepared statement, “the cuts will limit young Californian’s ability to obtain a college education, place thousands of the state’s children at risk of homelessness and make it immeasurably tougher for parents to move from welfare to work.”

Read the full story:  http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2011/03/25/governor-begins-to-pare-down-budget-gap.html

Cal State plans to turn away 10,000 students due to budget cuts

Due to the $500 million budget cuts on the Cal State systems, colleges will not only have to turn away 10,000 students in the admissions process next year but also reduce faculty and staff as well as spending on the chancellor’s office. According to Trustee William Hauck, “we’re facing potentially the worst financial situation Cal State has ever faced.”

Read full story: http://www.citytowninfo.com/career-and-education-news/articles/csu-to-turn-away-10000-students-due-to-funding-cuts-11032401

Poor schools suffer more from budget cuts

According to a report released by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, the budget cuts over the last few years have greatly increased the gap between the poor and wealthy communities while lowering the quality of education in California. The report states, “In 2011, California public schools struggle to provide all students with a quality education amidst economic crisis and deep cuts to education spending.”

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9M3S9EO1.htm


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