San Francisco Chronicle reports that University of California "campuses have already laid off 884 employees this year and expect to lay off 1,006 more, the report says. Almost 2,000 jobs have also been eliminated in the past year, with nearly 2,000 more to go." For years I've had friends who worked for UC. These jobs were always considered good jobs to raise families on. They worked as secretarties, instructors, clerks, professors, orderlies in the UC San Francisco medical center, researchers etc.
Also, the Chronicle reports that UC will raise tuition 30% in the next year, making most students in the state unable to afford UC which will cost $25,000/year. When I went to UC Berkeley, tutition was $90/year making it affordable to nearly every student in the state. Now in-state tution will go over $10,000 for the first time. UC is a land grant school with the original mission to be affordable to children of farmers and mechanics--now it is violating its mission as it becomes a school exclusively for the children of the well-to-do.
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Doctors Without Borders