‘Equity, Interrupted’ in the News

The following are news stories that have appeared related to CFA’s report ”Equity, Interrupted: How California Is Cheating Its Future.”

Updated: Jan. 19, 2017

CSU faculty say in new report that funding losses have hurt students of color
Long Beach Press Telegram  |  Los Angeles Daily News  | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
The CFA report, released Thursday, does not accuse policymakers of racism in their funding decisions. Instead, the report argues that the years of increased diversity within the Long Beach-based CSU coincided with a time of growing skepticism over the value of government services. All the same, faculty contended nonwhite students have been dealt a poor hand.

CSU faculty: Cut funds hurt students of color
Orange County Register
The decline in per-student funding within the Cal State University system has coincided with campus student bodies becoming more diverse, thus making it more difficult for young people of color to obtain a degree, faculty members said in a new report.

Student publications

CFA report cites spending decrease
Daily Aztec (San Diego State)
The California Faculty Association released a report Jan. 12 that found while diversity within the California State University system has increased, public funding for the university system has decreased.


Cal State University Sees Rising Diversity, Falling Funding
KPFA-FM Pacifica
Audio report on “Equity Interrupted” interviews CFA leaders Cecil Canton and José Cintrón.

CSU faculty: Underfunding the schools betrays current students
KPCC-NPR So Cal Public Radio
“As the student body of the CSU became darker, funding for the CSU became lighter,” said Cecil Canton, a CFA vice president. The association’s 22-page report detailed how per student funding in 1985 was about $5,000 more than it is now.


Equity, Interrupted: How California is Cheating Its Future
Academe (blog of AAUP)
Today, the California Faculty Association (CFA), an AAUP-affiliate representing 25,000+ faculty members in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, released a new report, “Equity, Interrupted: How California Is Cheating Its Future,” the first in a promised series. Among its findings, the report details decisions impacting the CSU and its students, and finds that as the number of students of color has increased, public funding for the CSU has decreased.