on Financial Futures for UC
October 20, 2009
Today we start looking at alternative plans for the financial future of
Most commonly in people’s minds are two plans:
PLAN A: Restore the generous funding that UC enjoyed from the state of
California in the past. This requires major political changes across
PLAN B: Assuming that Plan A will not be achieved, save the quality of
UC by various measures of privatization – with rapidly increasing
student fees in the lead.
Here are two alternatives, in first draft form, for discussion:
PLAN C (A Better Plan – 3 pages): A
comprehensive set of measures to restore some state funding while
making some changes inside UC.
PLAN D (UC Watch – 1 page): A specific
student initiative to oversee certain aspects of UC finances.
Plans C and D are compatible with each other, and also compatible with