College Teachers Deliver Outline For Funding Depleted Higher Ed Coffers

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Optimistic over November's voter approval of new taxes, a band of California's higher education teachers have pledged to kick into high gear their campaign to find new ways to fund colleges and universities.

Some of those teachers will come from Vallejo's California Maritime Academy which is just one college among hundreds with funding losses over the last five years.

"Whether the public will buy in for more taxes or municipal taxes is what we need to look at," said Cal Maritime maritime transportation teacher Scott Saarheim, a California Faculty Association local chapter leader.

"The overall attempt is to make higher education more feasible for students and less of an economic burden," Saarheim said.

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