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California Faculty Association applauds CA Dem Party opposition of CSU, UC tuition increases
NEWS STATEMENT FROM CFA

CFA President Jennifer Eagan tells CA Dems they can ‘help keep the doors of our collective future open’

Sacramento — The California Faculty Association thanks the California Democratic Party for passing a resolution opposing any tuition increases in the California State University, University of California, or Community College system.

The motion, which was made at the California Democratic Convention in San Diego following CFA President Jennifer Eagan’s address to delegates, was met with resounding applause and unanimous approval.

“For so many families a college education for their children seems completely out of reach. That is just wrong. The CSU — the People’s University — fuels the engine of the California dream,” Eagan told delegates. “The CSU serves twice as many students as the UC system. Ninety-four percent of CSU students are Californians. And 72 percent of CSU students identify as People of Color. The CSU is a public university that serves the public good. And yet, since the year 2000, the CSU has raised tuition by 300 percent. Yes I know that’s not a typo — 300 percent. And 5 percent just last year. And to make matters worse, this year, the CSU is proposing to once again raise tuition on our students and on our working families.”

“This party knows that social justice is about empowering the people. And nothing empowers the people better than education.”

To watch and/or read Eagan’s full address to the CA Democratic Party, click here.

Click here to read more about CFA’s efforts to secure additional CSU funding and help avert a potential tuition increase.

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION: CFA represents more than 28,000 tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors, and coaches on the 23 campuses of the California State University system, from Humboldt State in the north, to San Diego State in the south. Learn more about CFA at www.calfac.org

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