There are the great stories of what UC does for learning, for knowledge, for the economy, for California - and especially for students. There is the budget story, which is the story of the foundations of what makes the future possible. I've posted the slides that two of us presented to the Regents in May 2007. We described the budget crisis and the likely outcome if nothing was done - and nothing was. Please teach these slides!
There is NO combination of high quality and general access without major public funding. There is no economy recovery and no social progress without this public funding. September 24, October 14, and all the other days of the academic year are about rebuilding the understanding and the public support and the vision of collective development that have always made the best parts of California possible.
Here's the current road off the cliff: beyond Shrunken Horizons we get Path 6, "Extreme Arnold." It is completely unacceptable.
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