My latest article about Schwarzenegger’s proposed University of California budget cuts is up.
A few weeks ago, some rightly argued that electing Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California governor’s mansion was a good thing for University of California students. Commentators argued that a fiscally responsible governor is precisely what we need to ensure that out-of-control spending is curtailed, so as to not precipitate future student fee hikes.
Since then, Schwarzenegger has proposed a UC budget cut of $18.4 million for the current school year. And although UC has announced no plans to increase student fees following the news, we can expect next year’s students to be unpleasantly surprised if this cut is adopted by the state legislature.