UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($450,000), ProvostBreslauer ($306,000) pick the pockets of in-state students and their parentsclean. Birgeneauâs, Provostâs tuition increases make public Cal.the # 1 ranked most expensive for in-state students (during the greatestrecession of modern times). Cal.is more expensive than Harvard College. B&Bâs outrageous 14% annual tuition increases (2006 â 20012) providea shocking picture of out of touch, self-serving senior management.Robert J Birgeneau and Provost have forgottenthey are public servants, stewards of the public money, not overseers of theirown fiefdom. Letâs review how B&B have handled the tax dollars theycurrently get.Pay ex-politician $300,000 for several lectures;Recruit affluent foreign & affluent out of state students who then displacequalified instate applicants; Spend millions (prominent East Coast university accomplishing same at 0 cost) forOE consultants to remove Chancellor, Provost created inefficiencies but preventconsultants from examining senior management. Sack clueless Provost George Breslauer. WastefulChancellor Birgeneau resigned. Email opinion firstname.lastname@example.org Calif. State Senators Assembly Members (Theauthor has 35 yearsâ consulting, has taught at Cal. where he observed the culture & waysof senior management & was not fired)
The publicâsUC Berkeley harvests family savings, Alumni donations, supporterâs money andtaxes. Cal. ranked #1 public university total academic cost (resident) as aresult of the Provostâs, Chancellorâs âcharge residentâs higher tuitionâ. UCBtuition is rising faster than other universities. Cal ranked #2 in faculty earning potential. Spending on salaries increased 29% in last sixyears. Believe it: Harvard College less costly.University ofCalifornia negates promise of equality of opportunity: access, affordability. Self-absorbedProvost Breslauer Chancellor Birgeneau are outspoken on âcharging residents muchhigherâ tuition. Birgeneau($450,000) Breslauer ($306,000) like to blame the politicians, since theystopped giving them their entitled funding. The âcharge instate students highertuitionâ skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011 academicyears. If they had allowed fees to rise at the same rate of inflation over past10 years fees would still be in reach of middle income students. Breslauer Birgeneauincrease disparities in higher education, defeat the promise of equality ofopportunity, and create a less-educated work force.Additionalstate tax funding must sunset. The sluggish economy, 10% unemployment devastatesfamily savings. Simply asking for more taxes (Prop 30, 32, 38) to spend onself-absorbed Cal. leadership, inefficient higher education practices, over-the-topsalaries, bonuses, is not the answer. UCB is to maximize access to the widest number of residence at a reasonablecost. Birgeneau Breslauerâs âcharge Californians higher tuitionâ denies middleincome families the transformative value of Cal. TheCalifornia dream: keep it alive and well. Fire hapless Provost George WBreslauer. Clueless Chancellor Birgeneau resigned. Cal. leadership must acceptresponsibility for failing Californians.Opinions?UC Board of Regents email@example.comCalif.State Senators, Assembly members.
Birgeneau,Provost Breslauer leave an indelible legacy on university access,affordability.Cal. tuition is rising faster than costsat other universities. Number 1 ranked Harvard is now less costly. Birgeneau,Breslauer decision to âchargeCalifornians higher tuitionâ for eletist Cal. make it the most expensive of the expensivepublic universities!Birgeneau ($450,000) Breslauer ($306,000) like to blame the politicians, sincethey stopped giving them every dollar demanded. The âcharge Californians higherâtuition skyrocketed fees by an average 14% per year from 2006 to 2011-12academic years. If Chancellor Provost had allowed fees to rise at the same rateof inflation over the past 10 years they would still be in reach of most middleincome students. Breslauer Berheneau increase disparities in higher education anddefeat the promise of equality of opportunity. An unacceptable legacy for allCalifornians.Additionalfunding should sunset. The sluggish economy and 10% unemployment devistate family education savings. Simplyasking for more taxes to fund self-absorbed Cal.senior leadership, old inefficient higher educationmodels and fund excessive faculty staff compensation, burdensome bonuses, isnot the answer. UC Berkeley is to maximize access to the widest number of Californians at areasonable cost: mission of diversity, equality of opportunity. BirgeneauâsBreslauerâs âcharge Californians higherâ tuition denies middle income families the transformative value of Cal. TheCalifornia dream: keep it alive at Cal. Birgeneau resigned; fire (honorablyretire) Provost George W Breslauer.Opinions?UC Board of Regents firstname.lastname@example.orgCalif.State Senators, Assembly members.
University of California Berkeley drops in world standings again: Chancellor Birgeneau unexpectedly resigns. Honorably sack UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau. UCBerkeley (UCB) pulls back access and affordability to instate Californians. Qualifiedinstate applicants for public Cal. replaced by $50,600payment from born abroad foreign and out of state affluent students. And, foreign and out of state tuition issubsidized 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 depreciationof Calif.funded assets are included (as they should be), out of state and foreigntuition is more than $100,000 + and does NOT subsidize instate tuition). Goingto Cal. isnow more expensive than Harvard, Yale. Like Coaches,Chancellors who do not measure-up must go.More recently, UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneauâscampus police deployed excessive force - rammed baton jabs - on Cal. students protestingBirgeneauâs doubling of tuition. Tough choices must be made: the sky will notfall when Birgeneau and his $450,000 salary are ousted. Opinions make adifference; email UC Board of Regentsmarsha.email@example.com
@Awayneramsey: How come it costs 50% more (after adjusting for inflation)for University of California Board of Regents Chair Lansing and President Yudofto provide the same service? Total expenditures in the UC system in 1999-2000 were $3.2billion to educate a student population of 154,000. Converted into 2011 dollarsusing the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI calculator gets us to $4.3B in 2011dollars, which comes out to $27,850 per student. In 2011, the total UC system budget was $6.3 billiondollars: an increase of almost 50% after adjusting for inflation. Enrollmentalso rose - to 158,000 students, a 3% increase, yielding a cost per student of$39,750. Costs went up 50% in10 years. And yet the news out of UCPresident Yudof is that the UC system is "bracing" for 'another roundof budget cuts'! Email opinions to UC Board of Regents firstname.lastname@example.org
@Awayneramsey: Corporation schools only survive by meeting customer needs...state public schools are not accountable to the state, elected officials, or the pubChancellor 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.
Every qualified California student mustget a place in public University of California (UC). That's a desirable access goalfor UC. However, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau displaces Californiansqualified for higher education at Cal.with foreigners paying $50,600 tuition.Paying more is not abetter education. UC tuition increases exceed the national average rate ofincrease. Birgeneau has doubled instate tuition/fees. Birgeneau jeopardizesaffordability to Calby making it the most expensive public university. UCPresident Mark Yudof uses tuition increases to pay for faculty &administrator salary increases. Payoffs like these point to higher operatingcosts and still higher tuition and taxes.Instate tuition consumes 14% of Cal. Median Family Income. President Yudof ishijacking our familiesâ and kidsâ futures: student debt. I agree that Yudof and Birgeneaushould consider the students' welfare & put it high on their values. Deedsunfortunately do not bear out the students' welfare values of Birgeneau, RegentChairwoman Lansing and President Yudof.We must act. Birgeneauâscampus police deployed violent baton jabs on students protesting Birgeneauâs tuitionincreases. The sky will not fall when Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($450,000salary) âhonorablyâ retires.Opinions to UC Board of Regents,email email@example.com
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