Cal State Can't Afford New Students Next Spring

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​In the wake of draconian statewide budget cuts, California State University is taking one of its most drastic measures to date. It is closing the door on spring 2013 enrollment at most of its campuses, officials announced on Monday. That means about 16,000 students who would have appeared in classrooms with backpacks and cans of Red Bull will have to either wait or look elsewhere for a college education. 

The enrollment freeze is part of the university's 
effort to deal with the $750 million budget hit it took this year. If Californians don't approve a proposed tax increase, which has not yet qualified for the November ballot, the university will lose another $200 million next year. 

While new students won't be admitted next spring at 15 of the 23 campuses (it's uncertain which ones), 500 students at community colleges who are part of a special graduation-track transfer program will be allowed to transfer into eight CSU campuses: San Francisco, Cal State East Bay, Sonoma, Channel Islands, Chico, Fullerton, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, according to SFGate


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perspective2
perspective2

Cal State follow UC Berkeley in freezing admission of qualified instate students.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau pulls back accessand affordability to Californians. Qualified instate applicants to public Cal. are replaced bya $50,600 payment from born abroad foreign and out of state affluent students.  And, Birgeneau subsidizes foreign and out ofstate tuition in the guise of diversity while he doubles instate tuition/fees.

 

University of California Berkeley is not increasing enrollment. Birgeneau accepts$50,600 foreign students and displaces qualified instate Californians (When depreciationof tax funded assets are included (as they should be), out of state and foreigntuition is more than $100,000 + and does NOT subsidize instate tuition). Goingto Cal. isnow more expensive than Harvard, Yale. Like Coaches,Chancellors who do not measure-up must resign.

 

More recently, UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau’scampus police deployed excessive force - rammed baton jabs - on students protestingBirgeneau’s doubling of tuition. The sky will not fall when Birgeneau and his$450,000 salary are ousted. Opinions make a difference; email UC Board ofRegents   marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

 

Dan Chmielewski
Dan Chmielewski

dumb question, but doesn't more students equal more tuition revenue?  Most of the classes are in large lecture halls. What's an extra 10-20 kids?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

::whispering::

My liberal paranoia is telling me your excellent question is moot because the more sinister purpose of all these education cuts is to make higher education completely inaccessible to poor and middle class young people so they'll enlist in the military instead and sacrifice themselves to protect the interests of the wealthy. As a bonus, a less educated (and much poorer) general populace is much easily manipulated, no? Notice how both aspects of this "plan" greatly benefit the most affluent and screw the rest of us...

Like I said...liberal paranoia...or perhaps it's just cynicism...;-)

Anon
Anon

Yup what a travesty. Their excuse is that high salaries and perks are required to get top notch talent. Well apparently they could care less if staff is top notch because they haven't had a raise in years. Why does a Campus president require a $12k/yr. car allowance and all the extra benefits they get?

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

Notice how there's always money to pay the salaries of the administrators...and fund the athletic department.

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

909Jeff
909Jeff

Paranoia..

The Military is more in need of qualified Officers which requires a 4 year degree... Call it my Conservative paranoia but I think their are so many education cuts because a HUGE portion of the budget is getting sucked up by the bureaucracy that is the school system and all of the mid level administrators who are inconsequential to the learning process and  a drain on resources before they hit the classroom. 

Have you noticed that when you see layoffs in the education field its always Preliminary layoff notices?  All that is is a notice to teachers that says after the school year we reserve the right to terminate your contract. Rarely are they ever exercised.  You never see cuts in the admin staff or at the district level... Its always the teachers.  Why? its a bigger sob story. That and there are 50,000 new liberal studies graduates every year that they can nab up for entry level pay. 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

The entire public education system is crumbling in this country...consider that, too. Who does that benefit?

909Jeff
909Jeff

HA So is my Wife... I would like to see teachers get paid more! But with that would come more responsibility... Cut out the people who dont need to be there give the teachers a raise but they need to split the work of the people who were terminated... They are college grads they can handle it! 

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

I'm glad we agree (I think) that cuts to the education budget need to come in the form of streamlining the bureaucracy and not laying off more (good) teachers. And it really irks me how teachers are demonized for demanding things like health care, job security and reasonable wages...as if they were directly to blame for the budget shortfall! Where on earth do people get this idea that one becomes a teacher for the money? Besides, isn't one good teacher worth more than dozens of paper pushers?

PS "I'm a Liberal Arts major...would you like fries with that?" :-D

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