Initiative idea: Cut CSU administrators in half

Sept. 20, 2012

By John Seiler

Cal State University illegally is pushing the Proposition 30 tax increase, as our site reported today.

The CSU Board also just approved 5 percent tuition increases if Prop. 30 doesn’t pass. That’s a real threat against students: Work to increase taxes, or you’ll pay more.

Time for taxpayers to fight back. CSU’s bloated bureaucracy has more administrators than teachers.

What’s needed is an initiative that reads, “CSU’s number of administrators shall be limited to half the number of teachers in the system.”

Not only would passing such an initiative preclude the 5 percent tuition increase, tuition actually could be cut sharply.

Any rich folks out there with a couple of million dollars to get signatures for such an initiative? Call it the “Tuition Cut for Students Initiative of 2014.”

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  1. Queeg
    Queeg 20 September, 2012, 13:35

    What will you do when they cut your pay at the truck stop store in Baker?

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  2. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 20 September, 2012, 14:45

    My sister in law works for CSUF. There are people in her department including the department head who show up whenever they please, work half a day and then leave. They still get there full salary and benefits of course. These same miscreants often use taxpayer funded facilities to do outside freelance work on the taxpayers dime. The whole system is corrupt, wasteful and stupid beyond belief. Just like the rest of Kalifornia government.

    Just read in the paper this morning that tuition at CSU is almost $6,000 per year. In the early ’80s when I was there it was more like $600 per year. Are college students getting a 10 times better education? Of course not. Even if you account for inflation it still isn’t justified.

    We just paid for our daughters next quarter at UCI which cost an obscene $4340. The UC Regents are threatening a 20% increase over that! She had to take a chemistry class this summer that cost $1800. THATS $1800 FOR ONE CLASS! Do these education extortionists think we have a money tree or something? These kinds of costs are unsustainable, unjustified and ridiculous. Most people simply can’t afford this which is why the government education system is headed for collapse.

    Time to grab the pitchforks and torches and storm the castle. Don’t get in the way Queeg, ’cause I’m pretty good with a pitchfork 🙂

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  3. jimmydeeoc
    jimmydeeoc 20 September, 2012, 15:25

    You got the pitchfork – I’ll grab the torch, D.——–

    Keeping it close to home: Both my sister and brother in law work for a government agency in D.C. (One that didn’t even EXIST until the mid-1970s, BTW……and no, it’s not EPA, nor Dept. of Education.)

    He has a fairly high level job and has to get at least some work done. Her’s is mid-level; by her own admission she spends half the day streaming movies and otherwise surfing the internet. It’s all I can do to keep myself from telling her that she’s a GD leech in Vampire City (my new moniker for D.C., as it exists solely by sucking the blood from rest of the nation.)

    Yet she – and everyone in her office – will one day be lauded by some government official D-bag for her years of Government “service”.

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  4. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 20 September, 2012, 16:16

    In the early ’80s when I was there it was more like $600 per year.
    In 1982 it was $150/semester at any CSU school…………

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  5. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 21 September, 2012, 07:21

    All of the state schools could stand administrative cuts. The problem with Democrats is that the cuts they threaten are to our kids.

    So glad I am no longer fighting state schools. Today I’d pull my kids out and either find a decent Charter School, Catholic school, or home school. California schools are miseducation at this point.

    Katy

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  6. RM3 Frisker FTN
    RM3 Frisker FTN 21 September, 2012, 19:51

    Also cap all state and local gov’t employee salaries to be no more than what the governor earns in a year. Include the state college system in this salary cap.

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