The Berkeley Division has also sent out a letter (co-signed by their EVC). You can find it here.
For those of you who may have been wondering how this bill may fit in with UCOP's continuing desire to promote UCOE you may want to read the fascinating Senate Report on the Continuing failures and false promises of UCOE. It came out in December. I am sorry I missed it. But you can find the link here.
You can find the text of the proposed legislation here. Senator Steinberg's office has offered a "fact sheet" to persuade everyone it is a good idea. Steinberg's proposal is actually an amendment to his earlier proposed legislation to create a California Virtual Campus.
Bob Samuels has dissected the strategy towards outsourcing embedded in SB520.
Both Angus Johnston and Jon Wiener have noticed how it is predicated on the continuing privatization and defunding of public education.
Kevin Carey offers some fawning praise of the idea.
The NYT story that first highlighted the bill.
The LAT "reporting" can be found here.
Some context from the SacBee.
And some more context from Insider Higher Ed
The Chronicle of Higher Education has coverage here.
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