What do the Regents have planned for the future of the University of California? They say they’re struggling to give you the best education money can buy. But the evidence of conflicted interests says otherwise. On 15 November 2012, Occupy the Regents picketed the regents meeting, demanding that they stop recklessly spending money and balancing the budget on the backs of students, faculty and staff.
What do the Regents have planned for the future of the University of California? They say they’re struggling to give you the best education money can buy. But the evidence of conflicted interests says otherwise.
Corporations are killing public education right before your eyes. The Regents of the University of California are not elected, but appointed. Most are heads of major corporations and represent the interests of those corporations, not of the students or of the state of California. While claiming that the university has no money, Regents waste untold millions on pet construction projects that only line the pockets of their corporate cronies. On [...]
The University of California Board of Regents have found plenty of money for expensive construction projects and have hired so many administrators that they actually now outnumber teachers. But they’ve raised tuition and fees so high that, when factoring the aid available, the average student at U.C. Berkeley now actually pays more for education than the average student at Harvard. And even though they’ve agreed to not discuss fee increases [...]
On 29 March 2012, the University of California Board of Regents met to discuss the future of education in the U.C. system. Although theoretically representing the needs of students, the regents are all actually corporate executives and preside over the destruction of the higher educational system. Seeking to avoid students as much as possible, they scheduled their meeting during Spring Break and chose a location that was out of the [...]