This week, California State University, the nation’s largest system of 4-year universities, announced that the fall semester would be all online. Chancellor Tim White explains the timing of the decision, the extent to which changing conditions of the coronavirus may allow some of CSU’s 23 universities to offer limited in-person learning and how the system is adapting to change.
Plus, EdSource reporters John Fensterwald and Larry Gordon sum up the big budget cuts, and glimmers of good news for education, in the revised state budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom released. The gist: It’s bleak for higher education and bad — but could have been far worse — for K-12.
For background to this podcast, check out the following from EdSource:
- CSU chancellor explains decision to keep most fall classes online
- Newsom’s proposed budget cuts to higher education force difficult choices ahead
- Gov. Newsom’s revised budget would partially offset huge drop in revenue for K-12 schools, community colleges
- Preschool and child care plans slashed under California governor’s proposed budget
- Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget revision cuts programs to recruit, train teachers