Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Need Blind", "Californian Blind", Update on Pell, Stafford,

California's public universities are stiffing middle-class students - excellent op ed in Mercury News - includes comments from Stanford's Hennessy and uses the term "need blind"...

"The true question here is one of access: Will Californians be priced off the campuses their parents' and grandparents' tax dollars created and maintained?"

another point of view, perhaps best described as "Californian Blind":

Give Me Your Wired, Your Rich, Your Huddled Brainiacs by "Cécile Hoareau is a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Studies in Higher Education of the University of California Berkeley."

"In short, the tuition of each international student could, in theory, cover the cost of a local student."

-- we don't have time for the "in theory" business, let's get real about solutions pls. still lots of questions about where the tuition goes that need to be answered. the piece seems to have been written in a bubble far away from the news that came out on UC last week--see right hand column.

also see:
Graduate Students Hit Hard In Debt Deal
Debt Deal Boosts Pell Grant Funding, Cuts Student Loans

1 comment:

  1. University of California Berkeley offers no sacrifices to californians. Californians face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. UC share the sacrifices of Californians: No layoff or wage concessions for UC Chancellors, Faculty during greatest recession of modern times. Yudof curb wages, benefits for California Democrats, Republicans! If wages better elsewhere, chancellors, vice chancellors, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP apply for the positions. If wages are what commit employees to UC, leave for better paying position.
    UC wages must reflect California's ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise UC tuition, fees when wage concessions are available.
    The sky will not fall on UC.
    Share the sacrifices UC President, Faculty, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, UCOP:
    No furloughs
    18 percent reduction in UCOP salaries & $50 million cut.
    18 percent prune of campus chancellors', vice chancellors' salaries.
    15 percent trim of tenured faculty salaries, increased teaching load
    10 percent decrease in non-tenured faculty salaries, as well as increase research, teaching load
    100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.

    (17,000 UC paid employees earn more than $100,000)

    However, rose bushes always bloom after pruning.

    UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge the public trust gap with reassurances that UC salaries reflect depressed wages in California.

    The sky will not fall on the 10 campuses of UC