Join the more than 500 members of the CSU community who have already e-mailed State Senate pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) with concerns regarding his Senate Bill 520 . Steinberg believes SB 520 would help students who cannot get the classes they need to move toward graduation—so-called "bottleneck courses"— by handing off up to 50 of these sections to private online education vendors. In solidarity with other CSU unions, CSUEU takes the position that this bill will lower academic standards (particularly in key skills such as writing, math, and basic analysis), amplify the digital divide along socio-economic lines, and diminish the ability for underrepresented minorities to excel in higher education. In other words, SB 520 would worsen precisely the situation it claims to resolve. Take action today by sending a message to the pro Tem to let him know that his bill creates more problems for our universities than it solves. Go to http://csueu.seiu.org/page/speakout/SB-520 and click on the green “Participate” button to the right. You’ll be taken to a page featuring a sample letter that you can either cut and paste into the letter box or customize as you see fit. Your action will really make a difference. Thank you for participating!