Is UC A Model For How To Fund Education?

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

The Chancellor of the University of California at Riverside, in the pages of The Washington Monthly, claimed that her state provides a model for how to fund higher education.

“Of course, politicians can’t wave a magic wand and make tuition disappear,” Kim Wilcox writes. “The money has to come from somewhere.”

“Considering the price tag of such endeavors, it is perfectly reasonable for taxpayers to ask: is it all worth it?” Yet while she goes on for paragraph after paragraph on how much California students receive in free or discounted tuition, she is rather vague about where it comes from. She also never mentions California’s less than sound finances.