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OT: Harvard Cheaper than Cal State - So Guess what CA Lawmakers are Doing?
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Submitted by harvey on March 6, 2012 - 7:50am
California's public Universities were once the pride of the nation, providing affordable higher education opportunities for the poor and middle class and educating generations of leaders and innovators who drove our economy to be one of the most successful in the world.
Not any more:
Believe it: Harvard cheaper than Cal State
Top private schools, with their generous aid, have been among the most affordable options for poor students for a few years, but rising tuition has only recently sent California State University and University of California prices shooting past the Harvards and Yales for middle-class students.
This is a sad milestone in our history. So what is our legislature doing to reverse this shameful trend?
A State Workers Bill of Rights
SEIU Local 1000 and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists support AB 1655, the "Public Employees Bill of Rights Act."
• Gives unionized state employees priority over outside contractors and excluded state workers to fill permanent, overtime and on-call positions.
Yes, our schools are broke, but we have union-supported lawmakers working to ensure that it is even harder to discipline deadweight public employees.
CA lawmakers need to get their priorities straight.
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