Sacramento Bee editorial: Legislation to help some students graduate on time fails, amid California Faculty Association opposition; Senate Education Committee rejects legislation, as two Democrats vote ‘no’ and two duck the vote
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This Sacramento Bee editorial chronicles a disappointing setback with my California Promise legislation, but my effort to help students to graduate in four years will continue on.
“These weapons of war don’t belong in our communities.” Sen. Steve Glazer, to the Senate Public Safety panel before it approved the measure he coauthored with Sen. Isadore Hall. Read the Los Angeles Times article here.
Bay Area News Group story on Sen. Glazer's California Promise legislation, Senate Bill 1450
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Katy Murphy of the Bay Area News Group wrote this story on my bill, SB 1450, to improve four-year graduation rates at California State University. Only 19% of CSU students graduate in four years, 25 percent below the national average. My bill offers a tuition freeze, priority registration and advising to students who maintain 30 units per academic year and a minimum GPA.
The story ran in the Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune.
REGIONAL (KRON/BCN) — BART is facing criticism today for providing contractually required bonuses to employees, but the transit agency is arguing the bonuses are an important incentive for hard-working employees.