At their January 2013 meeting, the regents were able to discuss a variety of school issues which may not have received consideration without the revenue from Prop. 30. But Gov. Brown and members from his cabinet refused to accept more than a few “thank-you’s” in light of UC’s remaining struggles.
During the Nov. Regents meeting, Prop. 30 both appeased and ignited widespread outrage over the UC Budget crisis. The regents made progress on less visible decisions while stirring a recalcitrant mood among protesters present.
Chief Financial Officer Peter Taylor accuses University of California students of being unable to understand financial policy.
Voters on Nov. 6 passed Proposition 30, which will temporarily increase taxes on sales and high-income earners in California to provide an additional $6 billion annually for education.
The regents discussed alternative financial strategies in their end-of-summer meeting.
Proposition 30 looks to bring new funding to education.
As unions struggle their way through the UC’s financial woes, public sector unions aren’t safe from attrition. Here’s a look at the changing union climate at UCSC.
Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his proposal to raise the GPA requirements for Cal Grant recipients in his annual State of the State address. This limits accessibility for lower-income students to higher education in a similar way to Bush’s No Child Left Behind policy, notorious for its failure to motivate students to get higher test scores.
Proposed Senate Bill 967 would restrict the UC and CSU executives ability to grant themselves and their peers salary increases. But for the UC, it would serve more as an option rather than a binding law.
Staff members of UC Riverside’s The Highlander have proposed a plan to fix the UC budget. Released on Jan. 10, the plan proposes a system of wage garnishings instead of one based on student fees or tuition.