The Governor is being mean again! His proposed budget gives UC but a 3% increase in state funding. We must tighten our belts, he says, but how much more tightening before being squeezed to death? Cutting costs, as we know only too well, means degradation of education. Still–given the scandals that have erupted over the last year and the profligate habits of UC incorporated — does the Governor deserve all the blame? We face a dilemma: to attack the administration and play into the hands of Sacramento, or to be silent about wayward practices and instead appeal to the legislature’s interests in a thriving UC.
In the meantime our Colombian student is still in custody. And if the Democrats in Congress don’t succeed in passing legislation to renew the DACA program this coming week, what will we do to protect our students?
Chair of the BFA.