Prop 30 Passes, Has Implications for CA Schools and Colleges2012 | Admin | November 13, 2012 at 8:39 am
SACRAMENTO—California will avoid huge spending cuts to public schools and universities, and be able to get out of the fiscal problems without cutting other services further, after voters handed Gov. Jerry Brown‘s signature tax measure a decisive victory Tuesday. Proposition 30 had an 8 percentage point lead Wednesday morning, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. For many, the impact of Prop. 30 not passing, and the possibility of roughly $6 billion in cuts, would have hit them directly. UC and CSU warned of tuition hikes; California Community Colleges have already cut course offerings and enrollment. K-12 officials said they could lose up to three weeks of school if the measure didn’t pass; districts across the state prepared contingency plans. For higher education, this means college dreams can become a reality. More students that have worked hard and prepared for college will be able to attend. Tuition and fees will not increase yet again and courses that college students need to graduate will not be cut any further. Read the rest HERE.