Feb 7 2016

California Higher Public Education Study: LWV Feb. 24

Open to the public!

League of Women Voters of Piedmont

Study on California Public Higher Education

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

131 La Salle Avenue, Piedmont

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont invites the community to participate in a lively discussion and study of public higher education in California. The program will focus on crucial questions the state faces concerning equitable access and excellence for UC, Cal State and community colleges.

California’s disinvestment in public higher education has shifted costs to students and families, limiting access at a time when demographic and economic changes call for more four year graduates. The Master Plan currently limits UC admission to the top 12.5% of high school graduates and Cal State to the top 33%.

With background material provided by the League of Women Voters of California, the meeting will formulate the local chapter’s position on consensus questions.

Combined with responses from all state chapters, this will generate significant clout for the League of Women Voters of California on state policies and ballot measures affecting higher public education.

To RSVP and review background material for the event, please contact Dale Marshall at dalermarshall@comcast.net.

Other members of the study committee are: Mary Ann Benson, Claudia Harrison, Tam Hege, Susan Penrod and Andrea Swenson.

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