California’s deficit has grown to $16 billion, and the governor says this means massive cuts to state institutions. Discussing how the state got to this point is Chris Megerian, a political reporter with the L.A. Times. Adam Swart, chief of staff in the UCLA student government, explains what the cuts could mean for his school.
Over the past few weeks, The Takeaway has reported about student loan debt and rising tuition costs. President Obama recently unveiled a new program that he says will help lower the interest rates on student loans. But his strategy does not help students who graduated before 2012. As cash-strapped states continue to cut funding for public universities, tuition is likely to keep on rising. How should public universities balance budget cuts and tuition hikes?