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Growing Pains: The Future of UC’s Funding Model

From the Center for Studies in Higher Ed Contact:  Zachary Bleemer — bleemer@berkeley.edu John Douglass — douglass@berkeley.edu Despite massive cuts in state funding over the past thirty years, the University of California has managed to keep enrollment on pace with growth in po… More

Balancing Audacious Goals with the Real-life Needs of Adult Learners: The 115th Online Community College Proposal

One of the first acts of Governor Jerry Brown’s last year in office was his final state budget proposal in January. In what’s become typical fashion during his tenure, the proposal included not only a financial plan for California for the upcoming year, but a boldly comprehensive policy blueprint. Seve… More

The Future We Want

Goldman students (from left): Emory Wolf, Emily McCaffrey, Daniel Lao-Talens, Henriette Ruhrmann, Joseph Monardo, Joony Moon, Randall Tran, Chenchen Zhang Now is a fascinating time to study policy. As the US and the global community are searching for policy approaches to the future, we at GSPP are discussing how … More

The Uber and Lyft Revolution?

Rarely do new companies burst into the transportation picture the way that Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services have done since 2012. These two companies now transport 6.6 million passengers per day, roughly triple traditional taxicabs and about one-half the number of passengers traveling by local bus in t… More