L.A. Now Live: How Prop. 30's passage spares education
Times education reporters Howard Blume and Carla Rivera will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the passage of Proposition 30 and what it means for the state's budget-battered education system.
In their story on the proposition, Blume and Rivera report that college students will be spared another round of tuition increases and younger students will avoid having their school year cut short. For public school districts, the measure's success was mostly about escaping another wave of severe budget cuts, including teacher layoffs, curtailed instructional time and larger classes.
But for higher education, the measure is expected to reap immediate positive benefits. California's community college system will restore thousands of classes, somewhat easing a huge backlog of students unable to complete their degrees. Cal State students can look forward to modest tuition refunds. And annual tuition spikes at the University of California are on hold for now.