Higher tuition. Reduced access. The denial of the California dream for hundreds of thousands of students. That’s the reality that students in the public universities face without a state budget that maintains current funding.
Photo: Nearly 100 students, faculty and staff standing up for higher education at Cal State San Bernadino
That’s why Cal State San Bernadino students, faculty and staff rallied on campus on Tuesday – urging Senator Bill Emmerson and other Inland Empire legislators to keep the dream alive and stand up for higher education. If California colleges and universities don’t maintain existing revenues, hundreds of thousands of qualified students could be turned away.
For student Sean Phillips, that doesn’t add up, and he’s not willing to stand by.
“For students like me who come from struggling families, college is our path to a better future. Today we are launching a campus campaign to Stand Up for California’s future by providing students, faculty, staff and our community tools to help all our voices be heard.”