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Monday, March 12, 2012

Student Anger Over Education Cuts Puts Heat On Lawmakers

“California has prided itself on its network of fine, affordable public universities. But money for higher education, one of the biggest chunks of the state budget, is easier to cut than some other large expenses, such as public schools and healthcare programs. For example, the California constitution requires the state to spend a minimum amount every year on K-12 education, and the federal government has blocked some cuts to Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program.” (Los Angeles Times

The State makes everything a zero-sum game.

FEE Timely Classic

Why College Costs Are Rising” by John Hood