May 24, 2017
News and Resources on CA Public Higher Education Finance Challenges and Options for Reform
All California students deserve the opportunity to get a high-quality four-year college education. But that promise is being broken every day because California’s system for financing its public universities is not working on behalf of students. If we want our next generation of students to succeed and our state to be competitive in the global economy, we must tackle this problem. It will be challenging, but it is possible.

In the spirit of building a shared understanding of the issue and practical ways to solve it, we offer the following analyses, news, and opinion pieces.

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Underrepresented Students Get Hit Hardest When Public University Access is Cut
Low-income and first-generation college students are California’s future. Most come from racial/ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in higher education—and they are the majority of high school graduates today.
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Underrepresented Students
OP-ED: College Access: Tuition Only Part of Story
Commencement season is a time for many students and families to celebrate. However, too many of California's college applicants are being denied admission.

Op-ed to the San Francisco Chronicle by Julia I. Lopez and Mike Roos.
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College Students on Steps
REPORT: Securing the Public Trust: Practical Steps toward Higher Education Finance Reform in California
This report from College Futures Foundation presents a comprehensive analysis of the higher education finance issue and offers a framework for reform.
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Jane Wellman
REPORT: Improving Equity: Increasing Baccalaureate Attainment of Underrepresented Students in California
This paper by Patrick Kelly, Dennis Jones, and Darcie Harvey focuses an empirical lens on the volume of change needed to eliminate gaps in baccalaureate achievement rates affecting California’s underrepresented minority groups. Failure to address these gaps would worsen growing economic and racial stratification in California, with BA attainment as the dividing line between haves and have-nots.
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