When Janet Napolitano was appointed president of the University of California System, I was disappointed. Just when the UC System really needed a visionary educational leader who could inspire faculty and administrators to make the significant changes needed for the university to thrive in a significantly new environment, a career big government bureaucrat was put at the helm.
Unfortunately, President Napolitano's new budget proposal reflects her background- it is pure big government response to a problem. The UC must have a 5%/year increase in funding from the State, or the students must pay it via big tuition increases. All problems will be solved with more funding, not better management, not getting rid of waste, not creativity, not new approaches, just more money. Sic transit California as a center of can-do creativity - just turn on the money tap.