Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Californian on Higher Ed

I was sent a link to this blog and thought my readers might like more insight into what’s happening to higher education in California. It’s not just the arts that are so badly slashed. I predict it will soon take the average student eight to ten years to get a “four-year” degree (currently it takes about six years to get through the Cal State system). The crazy thing is, it will be cheaper to go to private schools at this rate.
Parents and students, revolt!
Strange painting by Edouard Vuillard at the Met.


Turtle Ink said...

Wow, that was one depressing article. Not to mention that even if you do get into a college and manage to graduate, there are no jobs! I've been looking for almost two years with barely any success, and the few jobs that are available would not pay my bills, so I literally cannot afford to take them. When you get to a point that community and public college is unaffordable, and taking a job is a luxury, you know something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

kloeamongtheturks said...

Yeah, I feel badly for kids like yours, getting ready to enter college. Hopefully the rest of the country is not as bad as here.

Don't give up! Make art and write when you're not working. Just talked to a friend, a high school substitute--he's also laid off (or rather, all the laid off teachers now come before him on the sub list). But he's using the time for writing projects. I hope he--and we all--has the last laugh.

Miss you!