The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom's 2022-23 higher ed budget

Source: EdSource Staff

"Despite the pandemic, demand for UC and CSU schools is still strong and we need more Californians to get a bachelor’s degree."

The week, Gov. Gavin Newsom built on last year’s record state budget with a 2022-23 spending plan that tops it. Schools from transitional kindergarten to high school and community colleges would receive $102 billion plus $16 billion in a windfall surplus from this year. Higher education — the University of California, the California State University and the California Student Aid Commission — would get about $27 billion, with more ongoing but fewer one-time dollars than this year.

Within those big numbers are programs, priorities and new commitments that will be shaped by the public’s response and debated through June in the Legislature. EdSource has asked observers, advocates, students and legislators to initiate the discussion with their first take on the governor’s budget for 2022-23.

Scroll down and click on the photos to read their thoughts.

Read Assemblymember McCarty's statement here: The right priorities? Reactions to Gov. Newsom’s 2022-23 higher ed budget | EdSource