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Facing yawning budget gaps, California's public universities are shifting thousands of applicants into a community college system already swamped by newly unemployed adults and students priced out of other schools.
By holding down enrollment, the shift would help balance budgets at UC and CSU campuses. But officials say the move seems likely to worsen problems at the state's 110 two-year campuses, many of which already face budget shortfalls that have them chopping courses, laying off part-time faculty and cramming classrooms so full that students have to perch on windowsills.
"We hope to serve as many students as we can get in, but we're near the breaking point," said Jack Scott, statewide chancellor of the California community college system.
Declaring itself officially broke, the state government will begin issuing IOU's instead of check for grants, schools and any other organization or program which was previously receiving funding. Additionally, your California income tax refund check this year will not be sent out until after a balanced budget is passed. Those who have already filed their taxes will get an announcement noting the delay. Schools will feel a great deal of pain, as the state has been forced to hold back on $13 million in college funding through the Cal Grants program, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. While state universities might have alternative funds to draw from, the pinch is likely to affect community college students the most.
That is your problem...
If you cannot see the Connections between the 'World's 8th Largest Economy' going bankrupt, along with the reduction in credit Nation-wide and record state debts across the country in combination with the MSM rhetoric/propaganda about the Amero... It is your problem.
Today, Detroit is ground zero of America's economic meltdown, its motor industries bankrupt and its housing market worthless. Entire streets in Warren, the bleak suburb where Eminem grew up, can be brought and sold for less than a family car. Hotels, shops and even bars on 8 Mile, the road that gave its name to the semi-autobiographical film Eminem made, have bars protecting their workforce from feral locals. Across great swathes of the city, the only surviving industries involve prostitution and drugs.
Visitors are warned not to venture out of doors after dark – though the bitterly cold Michigan winter hardly encourages such adventure, particularly now that the state has run out of money to grit or snowplough its roads. Last week, the corpse of a homeless man was discovered encased entirely in a block of ice in the basement of a city-centre skyscraper. No one knew how long he'd been there.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
Just wanted to check on how Cal members are doing this day of the 4th. Post some comments if you have any new news. Keep us informed because we want hear it in the media.
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
I think California gets a lot of media focus because of its financial crisis at the state government level.... THEY HAVE THE MONEY to pay out in tax returns but are intentionally withholding it until they can get labor to agree to a mandatory state worker/contractor furlough. 2 days per month without pay I believe... What is pissing off many Californians is that they need that money, the state HAS IT, and wont give it to them.
Combine that with so many people losing there jobs, and you have a recipe for 'civil unrest'