Patt Morrison for January 26, 2011

State budget deficit strikes at CSUs, forcing deep cuts, smaller enrollment

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After a string of cuts to University of California and California State University budgets, Governor Jerry Brown has proposed cutting an additional half a billion dollars from the system.

Governor Brown proposes to cut half a billion dollars from the California State University system budget, a move meant to help close the state’s $25 billion budget gap. But CSU is looking for ways to alleviate the fiscal pain. On Tuesday, the finance committee of the CSU board voted to increase fees for its Doctor of Education degree programs by 10% and will likely not be able to admit as many students in the fall as previously planned. With increasing costs and fewer dollars to support education, what will an education from our state-run institutions look like in the future?

Guests:

Ben Quillian, Executive Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance for The California State University

Christopher Chavez, president, California State Student Association, and a student at Cal State Long Beach


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