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Moving California Ahead


Contact: External_Relations@cpec.ca.gov
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California Postsecondary Education Commission
1303 J Street, Suite 500
Sacramento, California 95814-2938
916-445-1000

June 7, 2000 - Sacramento - An executive summary of two important reports of the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) was released today. Entitled, Moving California Ahead (CPEC Report 00-5), it contains the major findings, conclusions and recommendations of Providing for Progress; California Higher Education Enrollment Demand and Resources into the 21st Century (CPEC Report 00-1), and its companion report, Policy for Progress Reaffirming California Higher Education Accessibility, Affordability, and Accountability into the 21st Century (CPEC Report 00-3).

According to Warren H. Fox, CPEC's Executive Director, these reports, adopted by the Commission in December 1999 and February 2000 respectively, document the "Tidal Wave II" of 714,000 additional Californians who will seek a higher education between now and 2010, and assert that California must spend some $1.5 billion every year for the rest of the decade to maintain and expand the State's postsecondary education capacity.

Fox said the reports also set forth dozens of recommendations and that the Postsecondary Education Commission will be working actively with the Legislature, Administration, governing bodies of the state's public colleges and universities, private institutions, and others to meet the challenges ahead for higher education in the 21st Century.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Commission, view its reports and recommendations, or learn more about educational opportunity at California institutions of higher learning, may visit the CPEC Home Page on the Internet at http://www.cpec.ca.gov.

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