As the new academic year beckons, so we can look forward to new battles over “free speech,” putting the campus once more at risk. As the New York Times intimates, all eyes will be on Berkeley. The BFA is gearing up for a season of debate about the challenges presented by the new political dispensation. One such discussion will focus on the $48 Fix the median tax that would bring tuition free college education to all California’s college students. At its annual meeting yesterday, CUCFA (the Council of UC Faculty Associations), discussed the increased political traction that the $48 Fix is receiving in Sacramento. Stan Glantz, President of CUCFA and knight of the anti-tobacco movement, is trying to get the $48 Fix adopted by gubernatorial candidates as they prepare for next year’s election. We need to exert what leverage we can. And for those of you interested in our leverage, here’s the Annual Report on the BFA’s activities this last year.
Chair of the BFA.