This opinion piece, from Sunday’s Mercury News, calls on us to educate our students about the State budget debacle. The Sense of the Senate Resolution that Stacy Gleixner introduced at the last Senate meeting calls on all of us to engage in more advocacy for the CSU, and this sort of “teach-in” would certainly be in that spirit.
“UC and CSU students could benefit from something we did back in the day, an all-day teach-in (on a weekend, outside of class time, please) on the state budget and the paralysis in Sacramento. They’d learn that their parents elected legislators and governors who let state prisons grow exponentially, at the expense of colleges. They’d learn about another intergenerational gift that will saddle them soon as taxpayers: dangerous levels of state debt and pension liabilities.”