Report on the Profitability of Education and the Exploitability of Students
1 Brown, Wendy. “Why Privatization is About More Than Who Pays.” UC Berkeley Faculty Teach-
In. Wheeler Auditorium, Berkeley, CA. 23 September 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
2 Mario Savio was only partly right. Students aren’t just “raw material” for human capital. They are
also a captive market.
3 Mandatory Student Fees adjusted to 2011 dollars. See appendix for analysis.
4 Adjusted to 2009 dollars using US CPI. http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/accountability/index/
5 Current dollars ibid.
7 More on the Regents in section IV. Accountability and Personal/Executive Compensation
10 These include forced collection, damaged credit score, and their negative effects
on future borrowing. www.ihep.org/assets/files/publications/a-f/Delinquency-
12 See footnote 1 for UC tuition growth http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/
15 By more than 19% since 1990-91, according to the UC 2012-13 Budget
16 Between 2005-6 and 2010-11, the percent of classes at UCSD with less than 20 students fell
from 46% to 40%, classes with over 100 students increased from 17% to 22% of all classes. http://
17 Between 2005 and 2011, while other positions were growing, over 1000 student assistant
positions were cut across the UC system. http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/uwnews/stat
18 At UCSD in 2010-11 school year there were 34 discussion sections with over 100 students
19 Course offerings last year had fallen by 11% on some campuses http://articles.latimes.com/2010/
22While wages are higher for higher levels of education, they are still going down for new graduates.
See footnote 11.
25 Statewide matriculation rates were unavailable for comparison, but sense of EAOP’s impact is
suggested by the fact that its matriculation rate (80%) is higher than statewide average graduation
rate (74% in 2011).
26 Although, these programs and their staff have a positive impact, this is often in spite of UCSD’s
over-arching priorities rather than because of them. See Section III.iii “Education as a Privilege at
28 When supplemented by other revenue sources.
30 “Higher Education Compact Measures”, Introduction
32 The authors of the compact could only have known previous inflation rates. The relevant rate was
3.19%, the average annual inflation in California between 1999 and 2005, using CA CPI. The real
average annual inflation between 2005-06 and 2010-11 was 2.21%. www.dof.ca.gov/html/fs_data/
33 Italics added. www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/compact/compact.pdf
34 See Section VI. The State of California and its Distorted Priorities
36 Since then Meister has published 2 additional letters.
43 According to this years salary schedules, maximum salary for librarians at UC is 11.74% less
than CSU and minimum salary for associate librarians is 13.35% less. http://www.ucop.edu/
44 According to the UCSD Libraries website, over 50 positions have been eliminated in response to
last years cut. http://libraries.ucsd.edu/budgetcutsFAQ/index.html
51 Just over $1 million annually http://www.ucsdguardian.org/component/k2/item/21264-clics-may-
52 EAOP is a state-wide program, TRiO is a federally funded program, and students created, fund and
59 In the summer of 2011, three UCSD professors were recruited to a private university in Texas
60 Based on Full-Time Equivalent tables for UC Totals
Based on 2011-12 expenditure per student budget.universityofcalifornia.edu/files/2011/11/2012-
64 For example, at the last regents meeting on November 28th, a 23% increase in salary for a UC
Davis executive was approved.
65 See Section II. The Cost and Value of a UC Education
67 Article 9 §9 (a) http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_9
68 Article 9 §9 (c) ibid.
69A situation which put Wilshire Associates in an unequivocal conflict of interest. http://
72 One can easily read investment reports at the treasurers website. http://www.ucop.edu/
73 Part Two of the “Investor’s Club” report http://spot.us/pitches/337-investors-club-how-the-uc-
80 Appendix Two of the “Investor’s Club” report
85 Italics added. http://chronicle.com/article/Wealthy-University-Endowments/65641/
86 Shrag, Peter. Paradise Lost: California’s Experience, America’s Future.
California Press, 1999. p. 156
88 It must be noted that Prop 13 resolved huge injustices in resident-owned property tax that
prevailed until 1978. Accordingly, some of the $7 billion that would have come from resident-owned
taxes was rightly cut from the state budget.
Kemp, Roger. Coping with Proposition 13. Lexington Books. Lexington, Massachusetts: 1980. p. 11
89 Cahn, Alan Mathew, H. Eric Shockman, and David M. Shafie. Rethinking California. New York:
Longman Press, 2010. p. 86
90 ibid p. 145
92 Beating India, Canada and Russia, among others. www.dof.ca.gov/html/fs_data/latestEconData/
93 In the study cited, millionaires are households with at least $1 million of “investable assets,” which
excludes primary residence, real-estate, and restricted stocks. http://www.phoenixmi.com/pdf/
94 Adjusted to 2010 dollars. The average annual growth rate was 2.75%. www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/
97 Fortunately, this cut was absorbed by funds the UC “over-contributed for health care.”
98 Read about the 2004 Compact of Higher Education in IV. Accountability and Personal/Executive
London: University of
100 That amounts to a 40% loss on spent bail out funds.
In a related story, between 2008 and 2010, thirty large and profitable companies paid more to lobby
congress and federal agencies than they paid in taxes. http://www.publicampaign.org/sites/default/
115 Bowles et al Eds. Unequal Chances. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2005. p. 165
117 Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial
Inequality in the United States. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: Lanham, Maryland, 2006.
121 Although this statistic is result of a relatively small sample. N = 1667.
123 Italics added. Foote, Caleb and Henry Mayer. Co-Chairs.
The Culture of the University: Governance
and Education. Pennsylvania: York Composition Company, 1968. p. 81
124 DeConde, Alexander. Ed. Student Activism: Town and Gown in Historical Perspective. New York:
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971. p. 24
125 Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Non-Violent Action. Boston: Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973. p. 197
126 Goines, David Lance. The Free Speech Movement. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1993. p. 38
XI. Appendix: Tables and Documents
i. Average Debt at Graduation for UCSD
ii. Administration, Faculty and Staff Growth for UC System
iii. Statement of Immediate Demands regarding CLICS