For the better part of a year, our coalition of over 100 civil rights and education advocates, the California Teachers Association and School Districts, school boards, and administrators across the state have raised concerns over a harmful proposal to change admissions requirements at the California State University (CSU). In response, the CSU Chancellor’s Office has put before the CSU Trustees a resolution that acknowledges and addresses key concerns. We applaud the CSU Chancellor, the Chancellor’s Office staff, the CSU Trustees, the Legislature, and advocates who have all worked together to ensure the process of considering a change in eligibility requirements yields an outcome that preserves equal opportunity to access and success at the CSU.
Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-61) introduced legislation
last week to increase oversight of public university admission policies. The legislation establishes guardrails so that any future efforts by California’s public universities to change admissions requirements undergo a thorough and transparent analysis to ensure college opportunity is preserved for all students.