If the UC is to continue to provide Californians access to a world-class education and bring prosperity to the state by helping make it a center of global innovation, we have to reinvest in it. Does Brown want to be remembered as the man who dismantled what his father built: the best public university system in the world? Do we, the citizens of California, want to be part of the first generation since World War II not to provide public higher education for our children? And the really silly thing is it would not even cost that much. To get tuition back down and state funding per student back up to their levels in 2000-01 would cost the median individual taxpayer in California $50 a year. That is a small investment in the future of California.
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by James Vernon, Co-Chair of the BFA
The Sacramento Bee.