It’s been no secret that public higher education in California is badly broken, following four decades of disinvestment and tuition hikes.
A January study found that 11 percent of students on the California State University’s 23-campuses reported being homeless during the past year. At Humboldt State nearly a fifth said they’d been homeless at one point during 2017.
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Since 2004, California’s public university students have collectively racked up student debt in excess of $12 billion. There was a time when tuition-free college was the norm in California.
Last month a seven-member panel met in the state Capitol to discuss the calamitous funding situation of the California State University system. BY SETH SANDRONSKY
This afternoon both sides currently engaged in contract talks announced a tentative accord that will postpone a threatened strike by the 26,000-member California Faculty Association.