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CFA releases report highlighting state’s disinvestment in the CSU

CFA has released a report detailing inequities to students caused by the state’s disinvestment in the CSU system.

The report, “Equity, Interrupted: How California Is Cheating Its Future,” compares the demography of the CSU, and state funding over the past 30 years. The report finds that as the student body has grown increasingly diverse in race and ethnicity, public funding for the CSU has decreased.

“Our study finds California has short-changed today’s students,” said Jen Eagan, CFA President, adding that in light of the findings, CFA is calling on lawmakers to fully fund the CSU this fiscal year. Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal included an increase of $161.2 million to the CSU’s funding, less than half of what CSU Trustees had requested.

“The proposed state funding increase is not enough given the scope of the problem, but it’s a start,” she said. “We want to work with the Legislature and community groups to develop a longer term plan to restore funding to the CSU, fulfill the promise of California’s Master Plan, and move towards free public higher education.”

You can view the report at this link: http://www.calfac.org/equity-interrupted

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