SAN FRANCISCO — In what was described as a brainstorming session, UC regents on Wednesday raised the possibility of controversial policy changes — including varying tuition rates by campus and sharply hiking the number of out-of-state students — to cut costs and raise revenues.
Those ideas and others could gain traction if voters reject the tax increase measure backed by Gov. Jerry Brown on the November ballot.
CHICAGO — The head of the teachers’ union here said on Thursday that she was hopeful that a deal could be reached to end the teachers’ strike in time for the city’s 350,000 public school children to return to class on Monday.
When asked whether a deal could be brokered in time for a resumption of school next week, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, said: “I’m praying, praying, praying. I’m on my knees for that. Please, yes, I’m hoping for Monday.” Read More.