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Report Calls For Reform In California’s Higher Education Master Plan

California’s Master Plan for Higher Education is sorely inadequate for meeting the needs of students and employers here, according to educational researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Their report, to be issued Tuesday, criticized what seemed to its authors to be disorganized and uncoordinated financing, tuition and aid policies at UC, Cal State and community colleges.

Community college students find too many roadblocks in their efforts to transfer to a Cal State or UC, the study said. And career-technical training is underfunded and often marginalized at community colleges, said the report by the Institute for Research on Higher Education at Penn’s Graduate School of Education.