- Joint Committee on Education Policy and Finance, California State University Board of Trustees meeting, Long Beach, California.
My name is Jen. I’m a senior at Cal State Northridge studying English Subject matter and looking forward to teaching junior and senior English in LAUSD.
I chose to speak to this committee specifically because I saw you all were taking action on an item that you have discussed and already made up your minds about.
Nevertheless, I hope that the decisions you make in the future will be effected by the comments and actions made by myself and my fellow students who have disrupted our studies, our budgets, our lives, and traveled from all over California that you might hear our testimonies and needs.
I have come before you today to say the way you are doing things is most certainly not the best way to help students succeed.
Your salaries are too high. Tuition is too high. The for profit model is failing us. I heard a trustee earlier talk about failure as necessary for growth. But what the people are saying, if you were really listening, is [Read More…]