Schwarzenegger visits SD college, pushes funding equality
Thursday, February 23, 2006
For 30 years California has funded community colleges based on a confusing and outdated formula that pays some colleges little as $3,500 per student, and others as much as $8,000. San Diego County has been historically shortchanged by this formula. But Schwarzenegger has included $130-million in his budget to equalize funding. He told a crowd of college officials that the investment will continue.
Schwarzenegger: And we are putting new money into more facilities to upgrade classrooms, and more vocational programs like the nursing, engineering, and machine technology programs and so on.
That includes $3.5 million for the San Diego Community College District. The governor has also proposed spending $3.7 billion over the next ten years on the state's community colleges. Beth Ford Roth, KPBS News.
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