Is California Saving Higher Education?
Jon Marcus and Felicia Mello, The Hechinger Report
Jaelyn Deas and her four best friends shared everything, including late-night study sessions in the library at San Jose State University and a never-ending preoccupation with how they’d pay for their tuition there.
The one thing they didn’t do together? Graduate.
Deas considered quitting—until the university offered a grant to help her make the final sprint. It’s one example of the many ways that California is taking on seemingly intractable problems that are plaguing higher education nationwide.