Protecting Students Amid a Difficult State Budget Reality

May 10th, 2024
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Jessie Ryan
Executive Vice President

“The May budget revision presents a difficult reality, with cuts likely to impact vulnerable Californians the most. Although we await additional details of the proposed budget, we anticipate painful cuts, which will have long-lasting effects on students and our state. Compounding these cuts are the lingering effects of COVID, the fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court decision curtailing race-conscious admissions, and ongoing FAFSA challenges,” said Jessie Ryan, executive vice president of the Campaign for College Opportunity, on the proposed May budget revision.

“Students are in the eye of a storm, but the Campaign for College Opportunity is determined to ensure they are shielded in the final budget agreement and supported moving forward. We appreciate Governor Newsom’s effort to implement a multi-year recovery strategy and urge that racial equity and students remain central to California’s road to restoration.”