“By 1930, skepticism in Sacramento had grown and taken root beyond the state’s agricultural sector. Hard-pressed legislators were more disinclined than ever to fund the kind of higher education that the University of California stood for. The university was widely perceived as ‘elitist,’ unwilling to meet the needs of California’s young people for practical higher education …. ”

–Jane Stanley. The Rhetoric of Remediation: Negotiating Entitlement and Access to Higher Education. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. Kindle edition. Quote in chapter four.

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