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CFA HEADLINES • January 27, 2021

 

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Chancellor Castro Says No to COVID-19 Leave; We Hear You about Repopulation (Too Bad Chancellor Castro Doesn’t Seem To)

Welcome back, CFA family! We hope all of you had as stress-free and relaxing a break as can be asked during an ongoing pandemic.

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CFA ‘Encouraged’ by Gov. Newsom’s Budget Proposal; Work Still to Do

Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his 2021-22 budget proposal. His initial proposal calls for a $144.5 million increase in ongoing general fund spending for the CSU,

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In Other News…

CALL TO CANCEL STUDENT DEBT: CFA applauds President Biden for extending the pause on federal student loan payments through September. This relief has been a game changer for many workers struggling with repaying student loans during COVID-19 and the pandemic’s financial impact.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Varieties of Leave, Paid and Unpaid

We begin the Spring 2021 Term in the midst of a pandemic. In California, where we live and teach, COVID-19 infection rates remain astronomical, and women and single parents are the workers being most profoundly harmed by the CSU’s failure, thus far, to extend paid leave to its employees at a time when schools and childcare facilities remain closed across much of the state.

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Links of the Week

New Data Sheds Light on Parent Debt Burden for College Students
CalMatters
The new information gives new insight into intergenerational debt. Experts argue that the federal loans taken out by low-income parents can be a net negative for the family.