Today's Wall Street Journal has another great article by Allysia Finley discussing the state funding for the UC system and the political struggle between Jerry Brown and the UC administrators and profs. Here is my favorite part
At the meeting to approve the tuition hike, Gov. Brown gave regents a Jesuit discourse on why the UCs needed to live within their means. “The pressure of not having enough money can force creativity that otherwise cannot even be considered,” Mr. Brown admonished. Regents collectively rolled their eyes at the lecture on frugality from a governor who raised income taxes and sales taxes to finance the state’s bloated government and plans to build a $70 billion bullet train.
Thursday the regents approved a tuition hike and the news reports about the increasing percent of out-of-state students being accepted makes the news periodically. But the article notes UC Prez Janet Napolitano's office has 2,000 employees and 25% of them make more than 100G's. Your tax dollars at work. College acceptance letters are starting to arrive for B'game students along with the bills.