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CFA in the News — 2018 Budget season
Links to stories, coverage

California State University maxes out, turns away more students than ever
San Francisco Chronicle
California State University turned away more qualified applicants than ever last year — one in 10 students, or 31,000 people— even though the state’s Master Plan for Higher Education says they should be admitted.

Cal State Forced To Turn Away Thousands Of Qualified Applicants
KPIX TV 5 San Francisco
On Wednesday, CSU faculty leaders took aim at what they say is years of fiscal starvation. They set up a visual protest of empty classroom chairs with the message “Every Student Deserves a Seat – Fund the CSU!” on the north lawn of the State Capitol in Sacramento. Alice Sunshine, the communications director of the California Faculty Association said, “We need to speak out about this. The public needs our students to get their college degrees. The state’s economy needs it.”

Governor’s budget proposal may lead to $228 tuition increase for CSU students
Sac State Hornet

Once More, With Feeling: Brown Again Urges Fiscal Prudence In Final Budget Proposal
Capitol Public Radio/NPR
And there will surely be a battle over higher education funding: The governor is proposing smaller-than-expected increases to the University of California and California State University systems, while demanding they keep tuition flat. He feels the UC and CSU don’t do enough to keep their budgets under control. California Faculty Association President Jennifer Eagan says that, under the governor’s proposal, tens of thousands of qualified students would be turned away every year. “The CSU is desperately underfunded compared to the way it was 25 or 30 years ago, and it’s really starting to show,” she said. (This story was syndicated to four other NPR stations in California

Gov. Jerry Brown proposes $131.7 billion state budget amid sizable surplus
San Jose Mercury News & NBC KCRA-TV Sacramento
The California Faculty Association placed 1,570 empty chairs on the Capitol lawn, each symbolizing 20 students that, the union’s leaders say, were denied admission to California State University even though they had the grades to get in — because of the soaring demand

 

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