Students at graduation ceremonies, Santa Monica City College. (Photo: Joseph Sohm, via Shutterstock)
OPINION: Gov. Newsom proposed one of the most consequential higher education policies this year: a 70 percent college attainment goal by 2030 and multi-year investment compacts with the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) to collectively grow enrollment over the next five years by 21,000 new seats while closing racial equity gaps in enrollment and completion.
Two students at a crossing in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. (Photo: Conchi Martinez, via Shutterstock)
California public schools will be getting a big infusion of cash — a very, very big infusion — if voters approve an unprecedented trifecta of multibillion-dollar measures aimed at next year’s statewide ballots. First, there’s a $15 billion plan, financed by bond borrowing, for construction projects for K-12 and higher education. Gov. Newsom signed the bill and placed it on the March ballot.