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California’s Budget Shortfalls: Consider the Immediate and Long Term Effects

Although California’s budget is challenging CSU officials to “live within it’s means” in the short term, forgoing expenses today can affect the long term quality of education and how the CSU  educates students in the future.

Delaying purchases on library materials today can affect the resources available to future students, and coupled with phasing out less-popular academic departments can limit knowledge available and spurs for innovation.    Charging higher rates for cost-intensive courses could deter students from studying in those areas, when the jobs are in high demand.    All three are cuts currently being considered before the CSU Trustees.

Families who consider the changes being made currently and how their student will be affected for his/her future prosperity will be better able to make decisions about which college is right.   Being an informed “education consumer” never is a disadvantage.

For more details see the Sacramento Bee