Month: November 2009

Sac Bee: California not honoring UC commitment

A new report by the state legislative analysts office indicates that the current political climate in the state will not honor its commitment to California residents by restoring funding and support for the UC system. As posted on our blog a few weeks ago, we are looking at a future where we will already be 1 million college grads short by 2025. This is not encouraging news to address this issue or help California become more economically stable through a trained and educated workforce. Our faculty members produce the knowledge that will underpin the next chapters in California’shistory. As teachers, we …

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Tincher Prep is College Bound

Tincher Preparatory School in Long Beach celebrates their college going identity with ‘College Bound’ posters proudly displayed in their schools display case.  Special thanks to Mr. Thompson for sharing. Great work, Tincher!!

Discussion Series: 1 Million more graduates by 2025

Welcome to our first blog Discussion Series posts. Our food for thought is from the  Public Policy Institute of California: California’s economy is becoming increasingly dependent on highly educated workers. But unless young adults’ college-going and college graduation rates increase substantially, the supply of graduates is not likely to meet the demand. PPIC projects that by 2025, 41 percent of jobs will require at least a bachelor’s degree— but only 35 percent of California adults will have college diplomas. To put it another way, if current trends persist, the state will face a shortfall of one million college graduates. Moreover, …

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