State funding for the Cal State system has already dropped 30% in 5 years. Our vast higher education network should not be forced - year after year - to raise fees, drop classes and turn students away.
And California’s middle class should not be squeezed out of our state funded colleges and universities.
We are already suffering a skills gap—and a shortage of advanced degrees. Only half of our 420,000 2-year college students earn certificates. And by 2025, our shortage of college grads is expected to hit 1,000,000!
So, if we really want to build a stronger California, we have to support a more educated workforce, and stop the cuts!
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