Most Californians see the stress of the state cuts on UC in the faces of our students and represented on the front page headlines as tuition rises. The deeper story may be a few sections further back in the paper.
California once led the world in providing affordable access to college to all classes. Today, our taxpayers have said no to this commitment. But the taxpayer revolt against the rising cost of higher education has an element of logic.
For the twenty years that I have been at the University of California, the system has steadily squeezed undergraduate instruction because it couldn't spend its resources on small scale forms of active learning.