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?