Public Higher Education in California is at a crossroads. Almost daily, there are news articles about public higher education and the need for reform, in terms of accessibility, which includes funding, affordability, preparedness, equity and opportunities and removing barriers for success.
Although the LWV CA has positions on education covering issues in preK-12 education and the California Community Colleges (CCC), it did not previously have a position on public higher education in California which includes the California State University (CSU), and the University of California (UC) systems. This lack of an inclusive position prevented the LWVC from commenting on or advocating for or against proposed policies and legislation affecting higher education.
LWVO participated in this study with the goal of advocating for legislation to improve the UC and CSU systems.
Learn about LWVC's new position on Higher Ed, formed as a result of this study. Read here!
See the background information on this study: LWV-Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville Higher Ed Info Page.
A Forum Discussion was held Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Our Forum speakers:
Left: Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget Center To read more about Chris, click here
Right: Hans Johnson, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California