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Beyond Affirmative Action

Reposted: August 2, 2017 (Previously posted May 1, 2014 | Written by: Michele Siqueiros, President, The Campaign for College Opportunity)

Race is in the news. Whether it’s State Senator Hernandez’ proposal (SCA-5) to have California voters repeal the ban on Affirmative Action in California higher education, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the State of Michigan’s repeal of Affirmative Action in college admissions, or the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who earned a lifetime ban and fine from the NBA for his disparaging remarks, the issue of race is front and center.
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Press Statement: California’s Final 2017-18 Budget for Higher Education

Colleges and Universities in CA receive over $700 million boost
Focus on expanding access, improving completion, preserving affordability, and equity in hiring.

The Governor and Legislature are to be commended for passing a strong higher education budget that puts students first. This budget, which boasts slightly more than $700 million over last year, adds more spots for California students at our public universities while ensuring more students complete college.

“On the heels of our California Higher Education Report Card, this budget is a glimpse into the types of investments in college access, completion and affordability necessary to ensure 60% of all California adults have a college credential to meet our state’s workforce needs by 2025,” said Michele Siqueiros, president of the Campaign for College Opportunity. Read More.

California’s public universities are failing to produce enough college graduates, study finds 

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Why California’s colleges earned a D in meeting the state’s needs

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New report says California is flunking out in producing enough educated adults for the workforce

Numbers of freshmen from outside California increase at three UC campuses - LA Times

 

 

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Press Statement: Statement to CSU Board of Trustees on Decision to Require Intermediate Algebra as Prerequisite to Nine Transfer Degrees

STATEMENT BY AUDREY DOW, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CAMPAIGN FOR COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY 
TO THE CSU BOARD OF TRUSTEES LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017

Good morning Trustees, Presidents and Chancellor White, On behalf of the Campaign for College Opportunity, we stand with you in calling on the Governor and legislature to provide sufficient funding for the CSU to support all eligible students and to meet the goals of the graduation initiative. We also applaud your vision to eliminate remedial education in the CSU. But, I’m here today to express our strong opposition, along with that of 22 civil rights, business, and community leaders, including MALDEF, the LA Urban League, and the CA Business Roundtable, to the decision to require intermediate algebra for nine transfer degrees. And if you have not received a copy of our coalition letter, I have copies with me. Read More.

College Of The Canyons Student Overcomes Adversity

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