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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by Commonwealth at 11:57 AM
California's higher education system is facing severe financial strains, challenging its ability to provide widespread, high-quality education.
On June 16, 2010, the Commonwealth Club of California hosted an expert panel at its San Francisco headquarters. Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria C. Duffy moderated a panel that included Charles Reed, chancellor of California State University; Jack Scott, chancellor of California Community Colleges; and Mark Yudof, president of University of California.
Together, they gave a candid look at the problems facing the public higher education system here. "It's not raining; it's storming," said Dr. Reed.
Watch the video above to see a fascinating discussion about what the schools do well, how they're funded, what the options are, and what the higher education system means to the people, politics, and economy of California.