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Is America leaving college students behind?

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Now, I may not be Pat Brown or Robert Reich, but as a student dealing with budget cuts on a regular basis, I realize that something needs to change" And unfortunately, of course, it's all about the money. At this point, the state must either raise more tax revenue or cut huge expenses.

The options: Tax the rich? The corporations? Make the banks pay? Expand the California economy and attract more high-paying jobs? Get public employee pensions under control?  Prop 13 reform?   Hell, even scrap the $100 billion plus dollar high-speed rail plans that'll take 30 years to build anyway?

Now, I'm certainly not saying any of these options are ideal, and I'm not one to make the call, but one thing is clear----something must be done. Inaction is not a solution; the status quo is not going to cut it. I'm done having to put up with the compromises made to my public higher education. I want to see change.

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Lisa is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is currently studying Media Studies and Public Policy. She is currently a News & Production intern at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 News in San Francisco, and previously interned at the CBS News (more...)
 

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