School Daze: S.F. State Announces its 'Furlough Calendar'
|Sadly, they're all just trying to crash a biology class at SFSU...|
SFSU faculty and staff received this message from school president Robert Corrigan last week, a stark reminder of what the consequences are of bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars out of higher education.
You don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to figure out what will happen to the already understaffed faculty and the students they serve when you read, again and again, the phrase "employees must designate two furlough days this month."
Attempting to get the classes one needs to graduate, already a desperate gamble for many students, will begin to resemble the drive to get out of Saigon in 1975. But, know this -- things can always get worse.
There may come the day that we are nostalgic for the way things are now. And it may come all too soon.