UCLA, UC Berkeley and the rest of the university system have been a boon to California's economy. For decades, admission was guaranteed for qualified state high-school graduates—at an affordable price. Not any more. Tuition and fees have gone through the roof—and so have admissions of students from out of state, who pay even more. Are in-state students are being pushed aside? What about the economy of the future? Also, will Mayor Villagraigosa's last budget hold up beyond next month's election?
On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with using weapons of mass destruction, a charge which can carry the death penalty. We hear about his condition and how he's being treated by federal authorities. Did the FBI fail to follow up on what it knew about his radicalized older brother? What's the impact on American Muslims, now and in the future?
Banner image: UCLA students studying in Powell Library. Photo: UCLA Fund