Sunday, June 23, 2013

"Black, Latino and Native American students made up almost 54 percent of California's high school graduates in 2012 -- but just 27 percent of all freshmen, UC-wide, and 16 percent of UC Berkeley's freshmen class that year."

see: Affirmative Action Ban At UC, 15 Years Later By Katy Murphy

also consider this story of personal experience of a student and reflections of other students in accompanying video along with it. Also a reminder of the history of the Lemongrove case in CA...

What Happens Without Affirmative Action - The Story of UCLA
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what is being directed at the next Student Regent? - see this piece for one side and more background here
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It looks like the UC Regents are meeting on the next UC President quite a bit lately
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this from the SJ Merc:
"Every member of the state Assembly who represents a part of the Bay Area voted for Assembly Bill 76, which contained provisions gutting the state Public Records Act. All but three state Senators did the same.
Assembly
YES -- Luis Alejo, D-Salinas; Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco; Susan Bonilla, D-Concord; Rob Bonta, D- Alameda; Joan Buchanan, D- Alamo; Nora Campos, D-San Jose; Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton; Paul Fong, D-Cupertino; Jim Frazier, D-Oakley; Richard Gordon, D-Menlo Park; Marc Levine, D-San Rafael; Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco; Bill Quirk, D-Hayward; Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley; Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley; Philip Ting, D-San Francisco; Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont; Mariko Yamada, D-Davis;
Senate
YES -Jim Beall, D-San Jose; Ellen Corbett, D-Hayward; Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord; Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley; Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo; Mark Leno, D-San Francisco; William Monning, D-Carmel; Lois Wolk, D-Davis
NO -- Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres; Leland Yee, D-San Francisco
NO VOTE RECORDED -- Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa"
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Life of the absurd and a 20% approval rating

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