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California’s Budget Shortfalls: Opportunity for Improvement?

The reported $3 Billion shortfall in tax revenues for California may mean:

  • Increases to tuition and fees at community colleges, CSU and UC campuses–expanding the overall cost of a college degree in California
  • Continued cuts to services, like counseling and librarians, for K-12 schools.
  • Families may have to increase their volunteer hours to fund-raise for extracurricular activities and sports at schools.

Does the possible decrease in educational services and increase in responsibility shouldered by families mean more OR¬† less quality in California’s educational system?