Under a law that took effect last year, the public has the right to access the records of private foundations that are affiliated with University of California and California State University system campuses and examine how they spend the hundreds of millions of dollars they raise.
Or at least that was the idea behind legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed in 2011 that made the foundations subject to the California Public Records Act. Read More
During his campaign to persuade voters to pass the Proposition 30 tax increase last fall, Gov. Jerry Brown was given the run of college and university campuses all over the state for voter registration drives, rallies and get-out-the-vote efforts. Young voters, lured by promises of no tuition hikes, turned out in big numbers to support the proposition, and now he’s repaying the favor. Read More
The popularity of certain majors at San Francisco State University is preventing students from getting classes and graduating on time, but the administration is proposing a plan to clear out the bottleneck and put undergraduates in lectures they need. Read More
Students in both the California State University and University of California systems have had to absorb massive budget cuts in recent years through rising fees. But thanks to legislation taking effect in the new year, governing boards for higher education will have to bring students to the table before any fee increases are implemented. Read More
Thousands of San Francisco students do not have the courses they need to graduate from high school, and city officials should help ensure that there are opportunities for pupils to take the needed classes and earn diplomas.
More than 2,000 juniors in the San Francisco Unified School District lack the credits they need to graduate under the latest academic standards. Read More
It is time for people who are concerned about education funding cuts to update their government-spending lexicon about the next threat to take money away from our schools.
In the months leading up to Election Day, the public was told to worry about “trigger cuts.” Those were the cuts that Gov. Jerry Brown built into the state budget that would automatically go into effect if voters rejected Proposition 30, a tax measure. Read More
The governing boards of both the California State University and University of California systems on Tuesday heeded pleas from Gov. Jerry Brown to postpone proposed tuition increases.
After requests from the governor and students, the CSU board of trustees withdrew a set of proposed tuition hikes slated to be discussed and decided on at meetings Tuesday and today, said board Chairman Robert Linscheid. Read More
For many San Franciscans, complaining about Muni is akin to talking about the weather — it is water cooler talk that leans toward the negative. But events following the World Series celebrations in The City show that riders and Read More
The voters of California spoke last week about supporting education by passing Proposition 30. The residents of this state decided to tax themselves in order to prevent deep cuts to K-12 and higher education in the state. Read More
The tax plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown on the November ballot has more support than a competing measure, according to new polling numbers released today.
Proposition 30, the Brown proposal, would increase the tax on income exceeding $250,000 for seven years and increase the sales tax by one-quarter of 1 percent. In San Francisco, that would increase the sales tax from 8.5 percent to 8.75 percent. The money would primarily go toward education and public safety. Read More