How California’s budget crisis colors minorities’ college hopes

Changes to the California’s public higher-education system will affect large number of students of color attending any of the Golden State’s approximately 145 public colleges and universities, the National Journal reports. California Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget, released earlier this month, moderately increases state spending on higher ed and freezes tuition for the next four years. The budget also encourages state colleges and universities to rein in costs, increase graduation rates, and reduce the amount of time it takes students to earn a degree. Although Brown’s changes haven’t been framed as a minority issue per se, they will affect many students of color across the state…

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