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February 17, 2000 - We recommend the Legislature not endorse the proposed "partnership" with the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) because it would reduce legislative flexibility in balancing its budget priorities and it could reduce incentives for CSU and UC to increase productivity.
August 26, 1999 - We recommend that the Legislature not endorse a multiyear funding plan for UC and CSU. Instead, we recommend that it continue to use mechanisms already present in the annual budget process to express its policy and budget priorities and hold the segments accountable for performance.
May 5, 1999 - The participation rate is at an all-time high in the three segments of California higher education for adults between the ages of 18 and 24. We examine how this and other measures of participation in California public higher education have changed. (Cal Update)
February 16, 1999 - Economic Development Program
February 16, 1999 - Partnership for Excellence Program
February 16, 1999 - Higher Education-Introduction
February 16, 1999 - Education-Overview
February 16, 1999 - Enrollments in Teacher Education Programs
February 12, 1999 - Higher education will experience steady, moderate enrollment growth over the next decade. As a result, most University of California, California State University, and California Community College campuses will soon reach their current capacities. The state will then be faced with providing space for these students. In order to serve these students, we recommend that the three segments move to year-round operation. This means the segments would provide the same level of educational services in the summer as they now provide in the fall, winter, and spring.
February 18, 1998 - Much has been written of the growing enrollments in California's community colleges, California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC). Various reports characterize these future increases as the "baby boom echo" or "Tidal Wave II." We find that (a) Projected Enrollment Growth Is Not of Tidal-Wave Proportions, and (b) Enrollment Growth Is Not an Unmanageable Force.
February 18, 1998 - Last August, President Clinton signed into law the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Part of the act creates the “Hope Scholarship” and “Lifetime Learning” tax credits, which will dramatically lower the after-tax price of higher education fees for most middle-income students (or their parents) by lowering their federal taxes. We identify several options that the Legislature has in responding to the problems and opportunities posed by the new tax credits.