Wealthy parents caught gaming the system. Eli Broad spends on privatization. The price of each vote for L.A. school board race.
It’s been no secret that public higher education in California is badly broken, following four decades of disinvestment and tuition hikes.
As the June 15th deadline for a California budget approaches, Kevin McCarty finds himself a power broker in a fight over billions of dollars of funding for the University of California.
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Data and research for this story were provided by Charlie Eaton of U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Sociology and DebtandSociety.org.
This is an encore posting from our State of Inequality series.