Independent from Long Beach, California on February 28, 1969 · Page 9
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 9

Long Beach, California
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Friday, February 28, 1969
Page 9
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Super 125-Campus State University Proposed INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELESRAM (PM}--A-9 Lom SlKh. C«lil., Frl, Vrt. 2, IK) SACRAMENTO (UPI) -The Legislature was asked Thursday to drastically overhaul the state's system of higher education to help meet a "crisis" situation. One recommendation proposed a 125-campus super University of California. Assemblyman Jess M. Unruh, D-lnglewood, made public a report by the staff of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Higher Education. He acknowledged it was not the unanimous view of the 10-man committee but said: "There is certainly unanimity on the report's basic conclusion -- that California's educational system is in a state of crisis." Unruh was chairman of the committee during its two-year study. The report also recommended adoption of a payroll-withholding method of paying the state income tax as a means of furnishing an added $100 million a year. IT OPPOSED imposition of tuition or a fee increase at UC or the state colleges. Republican Gov. Ronald Reagan favors tuition and opposes withholding. The report also proposed abolition of the State College Board of Trustees and the new Community College Board of Governors. It suggested the entire higher education system of the nation's most populous slate be run by a 25-memher board. Pointing to serious inequities" for students built into the present system, ·the report said student enrollment should reflect the general population in its ethnic makeup. The report found that UC gets more than its share of money and bright students, and proposed that "a greater percentage of available resources might be devoted to those who are found to rank lowest in previous achievement." The new hoard would be appointed by the governor for 12-year terms. Only the president of the university would be an ex-officio member. This would remove the governor, lieutenant governor, superintendent of public instruction and Assembly speaker as board members. The junior colleges would retain their ties to local districts, but would also be subject to the new board. * * * * LOWER a d m i s s i o n s standards were proposed by the document along with more help to disadvantaged students. Universities would accept the top 20 per cent of high school graduates, rather than the present 12.5 per cent, while state colleges would enroll the top 40 per cent, instead of the present 33.3. The report said present quotas "emphasize institutional standards rather than educational needs." But the authors of the report said they did not want to lower "standards of instruction." They recommended a $12.5-miUion financial-aid program for 8,000 students, mostly junior college students. California higher education in its present form was generally characterized as unfair. The document said, "the better the student . . . t h e more spent (on the average) for his instruction." For the education of each university student, $2,234 was spent in 196667, the report said, while for each two-year college student the figure was $837. STUDENTS at the junior colleges or state colleges are cut off from the resources available to the university, the report said, and this "freezing of resources" is "one of the most serious weaknesses of the present system." Private schools also need more help from the slate, the report said, in the form of partial tax credits for contributions to the colleges and cost-of- education supplements to state scholarship students who attend private institu lions. . State help should also go directly to nonsectarlan I program! In private, col leges, and the report urged the legislature to begin constitutional revision to make the step possible. Unruh said the report did not delve directly into problems of campus violence at the specific request of Reagan. "While student rioting is unquestionably the immediate concern of mosi people," Unruh said, "It would be foolhardy to assume that all would be well if only peace returned to our campuses." The report said: "Those who believe that the overriding problem of higher education today is anarchy and insurrection on the campuses may be disappointed initially with the topics to which this report is addressed and the rec- ommendations which we advance. "Nevertheless, we believe that much of what is contained in this report is relevant to present circumstances," the report continued. It indicated that campus strife might be alleviated by focusing "greater responsibility at the campus level for the management of each insti- tuition." In addition to local advisory boards, the report said, "There may be established, as deemed appropriate, local boards for each public campus to assist the campuses in serving and in maintaining communications with their surrounding communities." Only Sen. John G. Schmiiz, R-Tustin, a member of the John B':rch So- citly. dissented from the report. He declared himself "in profound and fund a m e n t a 1 disagreement with many of the specific recommendations." "Meaningful education simply cannot be carried on by an institution embracing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of persons" he said. Officials of both the university and state college stystems have op- posed drastic hanges in the current 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education, which spells out functions of nine UC campuses. 19 slate colleges and some 85 local junior colleges--with current total enrollment of some 900.000 students. California's education system should not be "overhauled simply because it has not operated without some stresses and strains," UC President Charles J. Hitch told thf Constitution R r v i s i on Commission last month. Hitch, howrvor. said thn state colleges also nerd some degree of autonomy in the state constitution. 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