On June 5, 2017, the Los Angeles Times editorial board published an op-ed “When California and the UC system fight, the state’s kids and its economy lose.” Here’s an excerpt:
Brown and our representatives are grandstanding, talking about punishing UC by withholding funds that might be needed for actual education and exerting more control over UC through the president’s office. …
If there’s a big problem at UC, both sides should agree on an independent, outside organization — not an auditing agency that works for the governor — to examine the situation, and where California’s great research university system should go from here. The rancor between UC and state leaders over the past few years isn’t good for the university, California or the state’s high-achieving students who rely on it for an affordable, first-rate higher education.
Read the complete op-ed on the LA Times website.