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Janet Napolitano
Many want more money; UC should get in line
Many want more money; UC should get in line

First of all, Californians think that raising university tuition again is a really bad idea. A non-starter. Second, although the University of California is crying for more state money, it needs to get in line. Join the crowd of folks with their hands out. K-12 schools, the impoverished aged and disabled, highway users — among others — also are clamoring for more tax dollars. Many make compelling cases, having suffered from Sacramento's budget cutting during the recession. Lawmakers found higher ed relatively easy to whack. UC and Cal State could make up the loss by hiking tuition, which they did dramatically. And the university boards were cursed, not the politicians....

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