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California Higher Education

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

Tyler Kingkade

The Storm's Not Over At UC Berkeley | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.19.2013 | College

While University of California students have settled into this academic year following a budget deal that held tuition steady for 2013-14, Robert Birg...

Only in California: The Academic Senate Filibuster

Robert Shireman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Robert Shireman

The boards must hear from students, staff and faculty, and they may defer to administrators and to academic senates. But they defer at their discretion: no one has equal authority and no one has primacy; ultimately the buck stops with the governing boards.

Stewarding the University of California Dream

Steve Currall | Posted 01.31.2013 | College
Steve Currall

The dream of a University of California education has been a historical driver of the upward economic mobility of California's young people. With the passage of Proposition 30, Governor Brown on Nov. 14 said the UC must think anew about how it does business.

California and the Battle for Public Higher Education

Christopher Haugh | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Christopher Haugh

According to UC President Mark Yudof, imminent cuts mean a system-wide $2,400 fee hike, more hiring freezes, more layoffs, and even deeper cuts to academic budgets. In layman's terms, the system's tragic and quickening death continues. But why save the UC system?

Tyler Kingkade

Prop 30 Puts The Future Of Education In California To A Vote | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

The future of higher education in California may hinge on whether or not voters approve Proposition 30 on the November ballot, a measure that would in...

Back to $chool: College Is the Past, Prison Is the Future

Andy Kroll | Posted 12.02.2012 | College
Andy Kroll

California's public higher education system is dying a slow death. The promise of a cheap, quality education is slipping away. And don't think the slow rot of public education is unique to California: that state's woes are the nation's.

Out-Of-State Enrollment At UC Berkeley Skyrockets

Posted 08.31.2011 | College

More than a quarter of UC Berkeley students will not be California residents this year, up from 15% two years ago. Berkeley, though the most dramat...

UC, Cal State Schools TOO HARD To Get Into, Report Says

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California recommends that the state's beleaguered school system -- plagued by budget cuts and overen...

California Students Look To Colleges In Other States

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New reports indicate that more and more California students are leaving the state to pursue higher education. The San Jose Mercury News has more: Un...

California: Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

Scwharzenegger and the Republicans who control California's finances have concluded it's not even worth trying to compete with India and China anymore, as evidenced by the "restructuring" of the California State University system.