If this legislature cuts the budget of CSCU, it is falling in step with the change over the last 50 years that has reduced social mobility and solidified the great social and economic realities that separate us.
The plan to consolidate the 12 community colleges in Connecticut into one college with 12 campuses is called “Students First,” which is ironic because it does not fund students first. It funds a new administration in a new, statewide bureaucracy. The Board of Regents (BOR) and the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system office […]
A cruel irony lies at the core of our current economic conditions. We have never been wealthier, more productive, or more efficient, yet, for many, the odds of obtaining meaningful employment, economic security, quality education, and adequate healthcare grow ever longer.