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Colleges numbed by cuts

California colleges continue to feel the brunt of the financial crisis.  The fiscal year starts in July and school begins in August and September, but some colleges may make cuts while students are mid-stream in classes. Some community colleges are threatened with closure. Community colleges may have to cut enrollment, lay off instructors and stop offering […]

More financial trouble for school districts

It is being blamed on the budget crisis.  Nearly one-fifth of California school districts and county offices of education, including four in Santa Clara County and two in San Mateo County, face the risk of bankruptcy, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson has warned. A record-high 188 of California’s 1,050 districts and county offices did […]

Grants going away

Congress is pulling the plug on Pell Grants and thousands of students will be affected.  Apparently this is supposed to save $11 Billion over the next 10 years. Among those who will lose Pell Grants in the summer are at least 65,000 new college students without high school diplomas and 63,000 who have spent more than […]

Congratulations Class of 2012

I was just thinking about the students graduating from College soon.  I know it has been hard work for them, as it was for me when I went through college.  It isn’t easy for anyone.  In fact, the entire education process or educational career is challenging from cradle-to-college.  A Venture Capitalist recently told me that […]

Debt Free Tuition

Climbing tuition + stagnant income = High debt + lost opportunity. Systemic underfunding of public higher education is closing the doors on educational opportunity for an increasing number of middle class and low income students. While tuition increases and “sticker shock” create significant financial and psychological barriers to high school graduates contemplating higher education, median […]