“CSU raised its tuition for the second time in less than a year and approved a $100,000 salary boost for a new chief at the San Diego State campus. UC is recruiting out-of-state students because they pay more. What’s wrong with this picture?”
It’s often said that you get what you pay for. San Diego State students are right to be dubious as they suffer another fee hike that for an additional $100,000 they will get a university president who is 25 percent better than his predecessor.
Why am I not surprised? The fact that the public continues to put up with this nonsense is a source of never-ending amazement to me. Time to move to Vermont.
Everything, including the optics. The board should be sued for political malpractice.
The fact that California’s Republicans wouldn’t put up four measly votes to extend revenues and stop this travesty from happening.
Nothing more than too many public policy-makers have a twisted view of reality and their self-import – especially when they are not spending money that comes out of their own wallets. Be they Trustees of the CSU or Members of the Legislature, the “I am the center of the universe” disease has gone viral.
Higher ed is going the way it started – for landed gentry only. Everyone else will be a Wal-Mart greeter.
It was a terrible decision to raise the salary for the new president of San Diego State. As we lay off teachers, policemen, firefighters everywhere, it is inexcusable to continue to raise CEO salaries at that rate anywhere in the state. The board is tone deaf. In his first term, Jerry Brown talked about psychic income as an offset. Certainly making more, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, the president or the governor have no defense. I taught in the CSU system for 38 years, under four presidents-suffice it to say, I think it was a very dumb idea.
Nothing. Privatize the whole thing. Pay CSU presidents $900,000 if they help the school raise money.
Running a CSU campus is a big deal. It is much more difficult than running a city or county yet no one complains about paying a public administrator that much.
Nothing is wrong with this picture. It is good old basic economics that the lefties in the schools are practicing. All employers in California, including the colleges and universities, are suffering under the cost-increasing burden of over-regulation and legal exposure in personnel and employment law. That drives up the costs which drive tuition and fees. So it appears the Democrats in the Legislature and the trial attorneys have certainly created unintended consequences which have harmed their own constituency.
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