Co-chairs make the case for public higher education’s importance to the state…
Former Congressman Mel Levine; Jeffrey A. Seymour, former University of California Alumni Regent; and Howard Welinsky, former chair of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, are co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education — Yes on Proposition 30 Committee.
Here’s an excerpt from their opinion piece in the Jewish Journal:
“That’s what we Jews do, of course. Often, for good reason. While we’re pleased to see California voters currently favor Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 initiative to restore a measure of fiscal stability to the state, polls show that support is precarious. That is worrying because our system of higher education is counting on Proposition 30.
“Since 1960, when the State of California adopted its Master Plan for Higher Education, California has been the envy of the world for its visionary commitment to a high-quality, affordable and accessible educational system for all. It has performed miraculously for us, the citizen owners, and for us, personally, and our families. California’s system of higher education is a big reason why California has attracted such a large and vibrant Jewish community….”
Read the full article at The Jewish Journal’s website>