Posted by Moravecglobal, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm
If the new Chancellor of CSU follows in the footsteps of elete University of California Berkeley he'll be self absorbed and loose touch with Californians. I love University of California having been a student & lecturer. Like so many I am disappointed by Provost George Breslauerís ($306,000 salary) and Chancellor Birgeneauís ($450,000 salary) failure to arrest escalating costs/tuition. Birgeneau/Breslauer doubled in-state tuition. UC Berkeley (UCB) is the most expensive public university. The tuition increases have forced students to take on more debt to finance their education.
UC Berkeley ranked # 2 in faculty earning potential. Paying more is not a better university. Birgeneau/Breslauer dismissed: increasing the number of classes per faculty; eliminating courses with too few students; refraining from exorbitant salaries, bonuses; doubling the time between sabbaticals; freezing all vacant positions; freezing pay, benefits & reforming pensions, health costs. Birgeneau believes fiscal efficiency is not healthy for Cal. Exodus of faculty, chancellors, and administrators: who can afford them?
More funding is not the answer Prop 30,32, 38. An American Enterprise Institute study found that UCB can operate well on much leaner budgets. Californians agree it is far from the ideal situation.
Send a forceful message that this simply isnít acceptable. UC Board of Regents firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Milan Moravec, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Oct 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Save California for our children. Vote No on Prop 30, 38, 32. Keep the California dream alive.
The choices we Californians make on Nov 6 will determine Californiaís course for years. We are kidding ourselves by believing that education funding shortfalls disappear with Prop 30, Prop 38.
Prop 30, Prop 38 both levy significant taxes on each one of us. The wounds that Prop 30, 38 are to heal have been self inflicted largely by our elected Sacramento politicians who simply do not say no to any influential interest group be they University of California, public employees, business, teachers, or other unions or lobbyists.
And now Prop 30, 38 are used by Sacramento politicians and lobbyists to blackmail us.