California needs a new Master Plan


Los Angeles Times — Retiring California State University Chancellor Charles Reed outlines what must be done to save the state’s once-envied public higher education system.

Los Angeles TimesHe wrote: “Today, public higher education is just as important, if not more so, in workforce success. The pathway to a good job is through knowledge-based and creative industries, such as biotechnology and computer science, that require a college degree. Getting off the college track means missing out on the fastest-growing and best-paying careers.

“In order to remain accessible to the students it is designed to reach, public higher education is going to have to look very different in terms of both funding and structure. We are going to need new strategies …. ”

Cal State San Bernardino is part of the 23-campus CSU system.

The article was published Sept. 11, 2012.

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