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Re: “City gets mixed grades in statewide school rankings


UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($450,000), Provost
Breslauer ($306,000) pick the pockets of in-state students and their parents
clean. Birgeneau’s, Provost’s tuition increases make public Cal.
the # 1 ranked most expensive for in-state students (during the greatest
recession of modern times). Cal.
is more expensive than Harvard College. B&B’s outrageous 14% annual tuition increases (2006 – 20012) provide
a shocking picture of out of touch, self-serving senior management.

Robert J Birgeneau and Provost have forgotten
they are public servants, stewards of the public money, not overseers of their
own fiefdom. Let’s review how B&B have handled the tax dollars they
currently get.

Pay ex-politician $300,000 for several lectures;
Recruit affluent foreign & affluent out of state students who then displace
qualified instate applicants; Spend millions (prominent East Coast university accomplishing same at 0 cost) for
OE consultants to remove Chancellor, Provost created inefficiencies but prevent
consultants from examining senior management.

Sack clueless Provost George Breslauer. Wasteful
Chancellor Birgeneau resigned.

Email opinion marsha.kelman@ucop.edu Calif. State Senators Assembly Members (The
author has 35 years’ consulting, has taught at Cal. where he observed the culture & ways
of senior management & was not fired)

Posted by perspective2 on 10/04/2012 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax bill slightly ahead of competitor


The public’s
UC Berkeley harvests family savings, Alumni donations, supporter’s money and
taxes. Cal. ranked #1 public university total academic cost (resident) as a
result of the Provost’s, Chancellor’s ‘charge resident’s higher tuition’. UCB
tuition is rising faster than other universities.

Cal ranked #
2 in faculty earning potential. Spending on salaries increased 29% in last six
years. Believe it: Harvard College less costly.

University of
California negates promise of equality of opportunity: access, affordability. Self-absorbed
Provost Breslauer Chancellor Birgeneau are outspoken on ‘charging residents much
higher’ tuition.

Birgeneau
($450,000) Breslauer ($306,000) like to blame the politicians, since they
stopped giving them their entitled funding. The ‘charge instate students higher
tuition’ skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011 academic
years. If they had allowed fees to rise at the same rate of inflation over past
10 years fees would still be in reach of middle income students. Breslauer Birgeneau
increase disparities in higher education, defeat the promise of equality of
opportunity, and create a less-educated work force.

Additional
state tax funding must sunset. The sluggish economy, 10% unemployment devastates
family savings. Simply asking for more taxes (Prop 30, 32, 38) to spend on
self-absorbed Cal. leadership, inefficient higher education practices, over-the-top
salaries, bonuses, is not the answer.
UCB is to maximize access to the widest number of residence at a reasonable
cost. Birgeneau Breslauer’s ‘charge Californians higher tuition’ denies middle
income families the transformative value of Cal.

The
California dream: keep it alive and well. Fire hapless Provost George W
Breslauer. Clueless Chancellor Birgeneau resigned. Cal. leadership must accept
responsibility for failing Californians.
Opinions?
UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu
Calif.
State Senators, Assembly members.

Posted by perspective2 on 09/20/2012 at 1:59 PM

Re: “UC regents discuss backup plan if tax increase fails in November


Birgeneau,
Provost Breslauer leave an indelible legacy on university access,
affordability.

Cal. tuition is rising faster than costs
at other universities. Number 1 ranked Harvard is now less costly. Birgeneau,
Breslauer decision to ‘charge
Californians higher tuition’ for eletist Cal. make it the most expensive of the expensive
public universities!

Birgeneau ($450,000) Breslauer ($306,000) like to blame the politicians, since
they stopped giving them every dollar demanded. The ‘charge Californians higher’
tuition skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011-12
academic years. If Chancellor Provost had allowed fees to rise at the same rate
of inflation over the past 10 years they would still be in reach of most middle
income students. Breslauer Berheneau increase disparities in higher education and
defeat the promise of equality of opportunity. An unacceptable legacy for all
Californians.

Additional
funding should sunset. The sluggish economy and 10% unemployment devistate family education savings. Simply
asking for more taxes to fund self-absorbed Cal.senior leadership, old inefficient higher education
models and fund excessive faculty staff compensation, burdensome bonuses, is
not the answer.
UC Berkeley is to maximize access to the widest number of Californians at a
reasonable cost: mission of diversity, equality of opportunity. Birgeneau’s
Breslauer’s ‘charge Californians higher’ tuition denies middle income families the transformative value of Cal.

The
California dream: keep it alive at Cal. Birgeneau resigned; fire (honorably
retire) Provost George W Breslauer.
Opinions?
UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu
Calif.
State Senators, Assembly members.

Posted by perspective2 on 08/08/2012 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Middle class being squeezed by college tuition

University of California Berkeley drops in world standings again: Chancellor Birgeneau unexpectedly resigns.
Honorably sack UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau. UC
Berkeley (UCB) pulls back access and affordability to instate Californians. Qualified
instate applicants for public Cal. replaced by $50,600
payment from born abroad foreign and out of state affluent students. And, foreign and out of state tuition is
subsidized in the guise of diversity while instate tuition/fees are doubled.

UCB is not increasing enrollment. Birgeneau accepts
$50,600 foreign students and displaces qualified instate Californians (When depreciation
of Calif.
funded assets are included (as they should be), out of state and foreign
tuition is more than $100,000 + and does NOT subsidize instate tuition). Going
to Cal. is
now more expensive than Harvard, Yale. Like Coaches,
Chancellors who do not measure-up must go.

More recently, UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau’s
campus police deployed excessive force - rammed baton jabs - on Cal. students protesting
Birgeneau’s doubling of tuition. Tough choices must be made: the sky will not
fall when Birgeneau and his $450,000 salary are ousted. Opinions make a
difference; email UC Board of Regents
marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

Posted by perspective2 on 03/16/2012 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Students trying to topple Prop. 209

@Awayneramsey:
How come it costs 50% more (after adjusting for inflation)
for University of California Board of Regents Chair Lansing and President Yudof
to provide the same service?
 
Total expenditures in the UC system in 1999-2000 were $3.2
billion to educate a student population of 154,000. Converted into 2011 dollars
using the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI calculator gets us to $4.3B in 2011
dollars, which comes out to $27,850 per student.
 
In 2011, the total UC system budget was $6.3 billion
dollars: an increase of almost 50% after adjusting for inflation. Enrollment
also rose - to 158,000 students, a 3% increase, yielding a cost per student of
$39,750.
 
Costs went up 50% in
10 years.  And yet the news out of UC
President Yudof is that the UC system is "bracing" for 'another round
of budget cuts'!
 
Email opinions to UC Board of Regents   marsha.kelman@ucop.edu


Posted by perspective2 on 02/16/2012 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Students trying to topple Prop. 209

@Awayneramsey: Corporation  schools only survive by meeting customer needs...state public schools are not accountable to the state, elected officials, or the pub
Chancellor Birgeneau at UC Berkeley doubles tuition, increases the salaries of faculty and asks the state for additional funding and taxes.
Corporate schools can not double tuition and ask their customers for taxes to increase the salary of generously paid faculty during the greatest recession in modern times. 
Corporate schools can not exist without meeting the quality expectations of their customers.


Posted by perspective2 on 02/15/2012 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Students trying to topple Prop. 209


Every qualified California student must
get a place in public University of California (UC). That's a desirable access goal
for UC. However, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau displaces Californians
qualified for higher education at Cal.
with foreigners paying $50,600 tuition.
Paying more is not a
better education. UC tuition increases exceed the national average rate of
increase. Birgeneau has doubled instate tuition/fees. Birgeneau jeopardizes
affordability to Cal
by making it the most expensive public university.
UC
President Mark Yudof uses tuition increases to pay for faculty &
administrator salary increases. Payoffs like these point to higher operating
costs and still higher tuition and taxes.
Instate tuition consumes 14% of Cal. Median Family Income. President Yudof is
hijacking our families’ and kids’ futures: student debt.
I agree that Yudof and Birgeneau
should consider the students' welfare & put it high on their values. Deeds
unfortunately do not bear out the students' welfare values of Birgeneau, Regent
Chairwoman Lansing and President Yudof.
We must act. Birgeneau’s
campus police deployed violent baton jabs on students protesting Birgeneau’s tuition
increases. The sky will not fall when Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($450,000
salary) ‘honorably’ retires.
Opinions to UC Board of Regents,
email marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

Posted by perspective2 on 02/14/2012 at 7:58 PM

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