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.
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.
CSU faculty have two choices: accept furlough or face layoffs. The first option is bad; the second is worse. This is not only a labor issue for CSU faculty. This is an issue about the health of the nation.