Finances bleeding California State University system dry


San Francisco Chronicle — The decline of the California State University system, which includes Cal State San Bernardino, can be laid at the doorstep of San Francisco Chroniclestate lawmakers, wrote David L. Kirp, a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley and author of “Kids First: Five Big Ideas for Transforming Children’s Lives and America’s Future.”

“But as one Cal State professor lamented, what used to be the gold standard of higher education has turned into fool’s gold,” Kirp wrote. “Blame Sacramento. Instead of supporting these universities, lawmakers have inflicted cut after cut — $1.6 billion, a third of the CSU budget, has been lopped off in the past decade. This year’s budget reduces state funding by $650 more million, and further cuts could be in store.”

The article was published Oct. 19, 2012.

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