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July 13, 2010
Conflicts of interest almost always involve money, but sometimes they raise more questions about the subjects' perspective than about their wallets. Consider the large investments University of California Regent Richard C. Blum has made in two for-profit higher education companies, Career Education Corp. and ITT Educational Services Inc. Blum's San Francisco investment firm is the largest shareholder in both firms, owning nearly 20% of Career Education and more than 10% of ITT Educational.
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NEWS
September 30, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate gave final approval to a five-year extension of higher education programs that lowers interest rates for student loans and raises grant levels. The bill, painstakingly negotiated over the last 18 months, was approved, 96 to 0, after the House passed the measure the day before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2009 | Elaine Woo
William Trombley, a veteran journalist and education analyst who wrote for Life magazine and The Times during a five-decade career, died Sunday at a Davis hospital. He was 80. Trombley had respiratory and other problems and died after a heart attack in the hospital, said his wife, Audrey. At The Times, where he was a reporter for nearly 30 years starting in 1964, Trombley was known for reshaping the paper's coverage of higher education, starting on the beat during a tumultuous period when the Free Speech Movement was roiling college campuses from California to New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2004 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
State Treasurer Phil Angelides on Tuesday urged creation of a $5-billion endowment for California higher education through the development and possible sale of state-owned properties, including urban land and unused warehouses. With public funding for the state's colleges and universities slipping even as their enrollments grow, Angelides said his proposal could ultimately provide an extra $300 million annually for scholarships, counseling and academic preparation efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988
Thank you for your editorial "Handcuffed Higher Education" (Nov. 23). I was gratified that you gave recognition to the reputation for quality that my university has built and was pleased that you called attention to eliminating the Gann limit on expenditures for higher education if the state is to continue to honor its commitment to provide the opportunity for all qualified students to complete a university education. The gradual starvation of higher education that began two decades ago and accelerated with the passage of Proposition 13 has reached a point where the lack of funding may soon force a change in the state's longstanding and recently reaffirmed policy on higher education.
NEWS
July 27, 1993 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
For the first time, states now spend more on health care than higher education, according to a study released at a conference of state legislators here Monday. The study found that state spending on Medicaid, the joint state-federal program that provides health care for the poor, soared by 17.6% in fiscal 1993 and exceeds the amount states spend on higher education by one-sixth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1986 | TERRY W. HARTLE, Terry W. Hartle is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institution in Washington. and
Of all the changes that have transformed American society in the last quarter century, none is more important than the expansion of public higher education. And no state in the nation has supported higher education as generously--or reaped as many benefits from it--as California. The California system was born with the 1960 Master Plan, largely the product of former UC President Clark Kerr's inventive mind.
NEWS
May 19, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY
In addition to the $800-million bond issue for public schools, voters will be asked to approve Proposition 121--$450 million in bonds for higher education construction--in the June 5 primary. The money would be divided about equally among the University of California, the California State University system and the state's community colleges, and would be used for everything from replacing the electrical system at UC Riverside to building an $8.
NEWS
January 6, 1994 | MARY LAINE YARBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Mary Laine Yarber teaches English at Santa Monica High School
Let's go to the numbers again. Last week I explored some facts and figures about elementary and secondary public schools. Now let's look at some data from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Census Bureau about high school graduates and how they fare in higher education and the job market. In 1991, 71.2% of the nation's high school seniors in public schools actually graduated. Minnesota's graduation rate was highest (89.5%); Louisiana's was lowest (54.3%).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1992 | NANCY LUNA, Nancy Luna is a communications major at Cal State Fullerton and city editor of CSUF's Daily Titan newspaper
Fee increases on top of fee increases at Cal State and UC campuses will cost society even more than it will students. Higher education is suffering and the victims are the students. While students in the California State University system still feel the crunch from this year's 20% fee increase, what does Gov. Pete Wilson do? He proposes an additional 40% increase in student fees in the fall. The University of California did not have much luck either.
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