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Rush to Online Higher Ed Only Provides 'Access' to Failure

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

Contrary to what some may claim, there is a very real digital divide -- an inequity between those who have regular, reliable access to the internet and digital technologies and those who do not -- that makes basic access to online courses more problematic for some groups.

California's Public Higher Education Must Be Protected

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

In the fifty years since California adopted its Master Plan for higher education the state has blossomed into a world-renowned center of creative innovation and enterprise.

Protesting Students, Striking Faculty

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

As the student loan debt in the United States surpasses $1 trillion for the first time in the nation's history, thirteen courageous students from six California State University campuses will be engaging in civil disobedience in the form of a hunger strike until university leaders agree to freeze tuition.

California State University: The Coming For-Profit Train Wreck

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

Amidst a serious economic downturn in California, the California State University Chancellor and the Trustees' insistence on maintaining gigantic executive salaries has revealed their detachment from the economic realities facing California's students.

Hundreds Of CSU Faculty Walk Out, Demanding Pay Raise

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of California State University (CSU) faculty members staged a walkout at Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State East Bay Thursday, demanding...

In California the Battle To Save Higher Education Continues

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.12.2011 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

The budget constraints have led the CSU administration to put into overdrive its business model for higher education, to treat education like a "business," like a "product" that is "delivered" to a "customer."

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.

Stealing From California's Young People

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

By blocking any new revenue streams to fund higher education, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Senate Republican minority are not only taxing California's young people and their families, they are crippling the state's future.

Schwarzenegger's Budget Battle II: Another Bad Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With the sequel to last February's budget battle ready for release it's only a matter of days before "those who have too little" get a beating once again from the richest ruling interests in the state.