Higher Ed Over Prisons?

In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Schwarzenegger proposed a constitutional amendment that would shift state funds from prisons to education — and which could play a vital role in saving the state’s cash-strapped higher education system. According to Inside Higher Ed, the amendment — which requires two-thirds voter approval and will probably go to the ballot in November — would essentially switch the amount of state funding allotted to prisons and schools, respectively, by the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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