Op-ed: California must invest in improving facilities for higher education

On January 5, 2020, EdSource published an op-ed from Dick Ackerman and Mel Levine, co-chairs of the California Coalition for Public Higher Education, titled, “California must invest in improving facilities for higher education.” Here’s an excerpt:

For more than a century, Californians invested in a public higher education system that was the envy of the world. But in the subsequent decades, economic pressures led to declining investments in this system. In 2008, as the state’s economy plummeted and the nation entered the Great Recession, California’s investments in public higher education nosedived, causing a backlog of deferred maintenance at the University of California, California State University and community colleges.

Read the complete editorial on the EdSource website.

Paid for by Yes on Proposition 13 – California Coalition for Public Higher Education.  Committee major funding from: UC Berkeley Foundation, Southern California Partnership for Jobs (nonprofit 501(c)(6)), and UC Santa Barbara Foundation.