UC Santa Cruz is asking faculty and staff to quarter students in their houses:
The Bay Area’s housing crisis is hitting local colleges, too.You've got to be kidding.
Facing a shortage of housing for people who want to live on campus as the start of the fall quarter looms, UC Santa Cruz sent an email this week to faculty and staff asking them to open their homes to students.
To me, this is simple. If you can't afford to attend a certain school, choose one you can afford to attend. Be sure to factor housing into your budget.
And don't whine back to me about not being able to attend certain so-called elite schools, either. First off, Santa Cruz isn't an elite school. Second, you can get a good education anywhere if you apply yourself to that goal. And no, no one is entitled to attend Santa Cruz. This state already provides no-out-of-pocket-cost education to everyone, non-citizens included, for 13 years. You don't have a "right" or an "entitlement" to get higher education. If you can't afford a certain school, pick another one. I don't know why the mere thought of that is anathema to some people.