Public Higher Education in California is at a crossroads. Almost daily, there are news articles about public higher education, student loan debt, and the economic consequences for students, parents, the state of California, and the nation. What does the League of Women Voters plan to do?
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A League of Women's study process is comprehensive in its pursuit of facts and details. There is a continuing discussion of pros and cons. The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County has a committee of volunteers ready to receive the information that will be coming from the state committee. The following references can be used as background study and preparation. These include:
1. Beyond the Master Plan (Original publication 2010) by Saul Geiser and Richard C. Atkinson, UC California, November, 2010. The abstract is one page; the full report is quite long. You can read it here:
2. The Campaign for College Opportunity: The State of Higher Education in California, The Latino Report: April 2015: (Click on the article or infographic)
3.The Campaign for College Opportunity: The State of Higher Education in California, To the US Commission on Civil Rights, June 2015.
4. Little Hoover Commission: A New Plan for a New Economy: Reimagining Higher Education (October 2013) here:
5. California Budget Project: Budget Brief + From State to Student: How State Disinvestment has Shifted Higher Education Costs to Students and Families here:
6. California's Future: Higher Education (Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), 2015) accessible at:
7. California Competes: The Road Ahead: Higher education, California's promise, and our future economy (2013) available here:
Dr. Gil Stork president of Cuesta College and Jeffrey D. Armstrong Cal Poly's ninth president, ASCC president, Scott Chedester of Cuesta, and ASI president Joi Sullivan of Cal Poly, discussed "Can Our Kids Afford College? Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Education" in San Luis Obispo County.
Cindy Marie Absey, Chair of the Higher Education Study Committee for the 2015 program year, stated that formal study sessions and discussions will commence in August or September, 2015 when the state issues the study guides. Ms. Absey invites participation from the faculty and students of Cal Poly and Cuesta to join local League members in this important study. Read about the latest assessment of California's higher education performance. The League of Women Voters California want to know: what can we do to bring back California's former standards of excellence?
For more information about the League's study process see: LWVCEF Study Process: Study Committee Responsibilities available here: