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ERIC Number: EJ889734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan-21
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
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Lum, Lydia
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v26 n25 p6-9 Jan 2010
Today, thousands of California students worry about vanishing college affordability and access, especially for historically under-represented and marginalized populations. The author reports on how students and faculty throughout California are grappling with the effects of draconian state cuts to postsecondary education that have topped more than $1 billion in the last year. As the state's fiscal crisis has deepened, its three major higher education institutions--the University of California, The California State University and California Community Colleges--have cut faculty pay, laid off staff and reduced the number of course offerings. The unavailability of courses is forcing some students to take longer than expected to graduate. Coinciding with the belt-tightening, officials have raised mandatory student fees again, causing students to mount protests and occupy campus buildings. Ever-soaring costs alongside ever-shrinking classes and services lead observers to fear that uncertainties may become norms, permanently denigrating higher education in the nation's most populous state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California