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Gubernatorial candidate and State Treasurer John Chang said he wants to boost state funding, seek efficiencies and identify other revenues so tuition at UC and Cal State roll back more than 40 percent and that two years of community college are free.
While many districts favor a hands-off approach focused on safety as they prepare for the nationwide protest on March 14 — in which students throughout the country will walk out of class to advocate for gun control — some see it as a teachable moment.
A report by the Campaign for College Opportunity urges that the percentages of minority and women faculty and campus leaders reflect the ratios in the student bodies at California's public colleges and universities.
Under the California Dream Act, low-income undocumented students can receive aid to help pay for their college education. Fears about possible deportation and confusion over DACA may be causing some not to apply. Officials urge students to file by the March 2 deadline.