The 2014 Statewide Listening Tour Summary

In 2014, over 300 leaders in 14 cities across California joined the Campaign for College Opportunity in a Statewide Listening Tour to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing higher education today. What we learned is that Californians are ready for a new visionary plan for higher education and have some strong ideas for getting the state moving in the right direction.

A rich cross-section of regions and of the business, community, civil rights, philanthropic and education sectors want more students to be able to go to college, explicit attention to be paid to closing equity gaps, and a broken remedial education process fixed so that students can progress more quickly and graduate.

As our elected leaders debate over higher education bills and funding levels for the next fiscal year, this Statewide Listening Tour Summary is a clarion call for a new, long-term visionary plan for California higher education.
   Participants at the Orange County tour stop hosted
by the Orange County Business Council.
We urge you to read the summary, share it broadly, and continue to partner with us in pressing our elected leaders for a statewide plan for higher education. And, if you were not able to join our 2014 Statewide Listening Tour, give us your thoughts on top higher education reforms by taking our quick survey:

You may also read our twelve regional profiles here.
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