The former Los Angeles mayor proposed young people work in service jobs for a year in exchange for later receiving grants for tuition and books at state colleges and universities. He also pushes for new campuses to serve the Central Valley.
Thousands of students across the state Friday participated in the third national walkout since the February school massacre in Parkland, Fla. The event also recognized the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High in Colorado.
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.