Assemblyman Dan Logue Curbs Cost of California College Education
California Assemblyman, Dan Logue, has a plan for legislating lower costs. Called the “Affordable College Act,” the legislation is proposed as two bills including AB 181 and AB 51. The bills respectively would cap costs at $ 20,000 for a bachelor’s degree in the University of California (UC) system and similarly $ 10,000 in the California state university (CSU) system.
The bills would go far in making education affordable in California. Right now, a 4-year UC education costs about $ 154,000 for a student living on campus. Contrast that cost to the price of an average California house at $ 150,000, and we see that schooling must be sacrificed for having a home in the Golden State for many.
The plan is aimed at providing advanced education at affordable costs in the areas of science, math, technology, and engineering — disciplines that lack attraction for most students in California. Graduating more students in these disciplines would make California more competitive.
Logue is concerned about California’s decline in preparing its citizens for productive lives outside of government. Logue would like to return California to leadership status instead of the state of “takers” versus “makers” that it has become. Redirecting the road to prosperity in California is the aim of Logue’s efforts.
Logue’s leadership takes a different approach to California’s education issue. Levying more tax is the usual approach, as evidenced by the recent passage of Proposition 30 to fund California education. Prop 30 tax is collected but the problem remains, showing that the tax-and-spend approach does not work. Could it be that Prop 30 funds are spent on entitlements instead of education?
Something has got to change in California. Assemblyman Dan Logue is one to do something about the sorry state of affairs in the state.