NYT: Cuts to CA’s Public Universities
Driving Students Out of State
Further to this subject of declining state support for California’s universities, see an article in the New York Times here that includes this graphic illustrating a diaspora of Californians to other states for higher education:
For an explanation, see below for a slide showing (i) declining expenditures per UC student and (ii) even-more-sharply declining state support per UC student despite higher state tax rates and tax revenues:
As explained here, state support for UC is declining because state legislators are directing more money to financial interests who benefit from greater spending on pensions and other retirement costs, salaries and healthcare. The only way to change that outcome is to elect state legislators who put students and ordinary citizens ahead of those financial interests.