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August 30, 2017
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Privatization increases inequality and reduces the quality of education

Daily Cal Online August 29, 2017 Op-ed by Michael Burawoy | Special to the Daily Cal Privatization increases inequality and reduces the quality of education The rhetoric of access and excellence should not hide the exploding inequality within UC Berkeley … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
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UC falsely describes tuition plan as ‘Robin Hood’ scheme

In the past decade, as tuition at the University of California has nearly doubled, it has become commonplace to hear that tuition hikes do not adversely affect low-income students. UC Berkeley’s leaders have spearheaded this argument. Former Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and former vice provost George Breslauer assert that higher tuition has actually increased access to UC Berkeley. They argue that in the old days of low tuition, white, middle-class students were subsidized by the state, whereas now the campus acts like Robin Hood and redistributes wealth, charging rich students high tuition and returning much of it in aid to the poor. Continue reading

November 16, 2014
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Who will pay for the University of California?

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 … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
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Council of UC Faculty Association statement on UC’s planned tuition increases

Below please find a letter that The Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA), the systemwide organization of which the Berkeley Faculty Association is a member, sent today to President Napolitano and the UC Regents regarding their recent proposal to raise tuition … Continue reading