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California: Not quite Greek, but still weak | The Economist

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If you look at California’s spending priorities since Mr Brown’s first term, you see primarily a shift away from education and towards incarceration. The state’s public universities, long considered among the world’s finest, have been struggling. Some professors speak of quasi-privatisation—this year, public universities will get less from the state than from tuition fees for the first time since Mr Brown’s father, Pat, devised the system as governor in 1960.


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