SENT ON BEHALF OF COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS, ENROLLMENT, AND PREPARATORY EDUCATION CHAIR GEORGE JOHNSON
The members of the UC Berkeley's Academic Senate Committee on Admissions, Enrollment and Preparatory Education (AEPE) endorse the Day of Education on March 4, 2010, to include a statewide march on Sacramento that aims to convince legislators from both parties to give the highest priority to public education in California at all levels. For the first time in California's history, all sectors of California's education system -- K-12, community colleges, CSU's and UC's -- will join forces to bring attention to the urgent need for a commitment to public education across the board. We believe education is a matter of the public good and that legislators must act to resume funding levels that will enable the University of California, and all branches of public education, to adequately serve the people of California. As members of AEPE we are specifically concerned about issues of access to, and the affordability of, quality education in California. We realize that strong secondary and community college programs strengthen our efforts to fulfill our enrollment and attainment goals and to maintain the high quality of the education we provide at our research university to the diverse populations of our state.