Higher Ed Legacy Abandoned
Re "Cuts to higher education pose a threat to the state's future" (Viewpoints, July 10): Pat Brown must be turning over in his grave. His master plan for higher education, his legacy designed to make college accessible to every young person who had achieved admission, has been abandoned by his son and the Legislature. How shortsighted our elected officials have become. It's an embarrassment.
And those legislators who refused to allow California voters to decide for themselves if they want to invest in the future of this state by extending taxes have no right to look in the rearview mirror and ask what happened to California. Connie Conway, who never earned a college degree, apparently doesn't care if others earn them either. Ted Gaines, who went to a private university out of state, also fails to understand the value of a premier public university system.
– Ellen Wong, Sacramento