I'm really struggling to grasp any suggestion of streamlining LA's higher ed system through an increased investment to expand and strengthen JUCO sports, will somehow lead to the integration/elimination of already established, albeit unneeded, universities as a whole.
I don't understand the logic behind funding JUCO sports to begin with, so adding more of them just seems like insanity. But, where I come from JUCOs are a foreign concept. We have community colleges that provide some courses to help prepare non-traditional students for the academic demands of real college...as opposed to some veign attempt that allows illiterate athletes to avoid the real world and play two more years of organized ball.
The higher ed system constantly complains about budget cuts and funding for academic programs. Any school that decides to add unsustainable athletic programs should be barred from complaining.