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Calif. Budget Deal Curtails Access to State Colleges

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Calif. Budget Deal Curtails Access to State Colleges

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Calif. Budget Deal Curtails Access to State Colleges

Calif. Budget Deal Curtails Access to State Colleges

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Nearly half a century ago, California promised that students who performed well in challenging high school courses would be guaranteed a spot at the University of California or California State University. But facing a state budget crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has brokered a deal that bars tens of thousands of qualified students. Kathryn Baron of member station KQED reports.