There is no way that all of the students punished by SB 1146 would be able to transfer into state colleges. Many would have to give up on their dream of a college degree. But if they somehow were all able to attend state schools instead of dropping out of college, the cost to California taxpayers would be in the hundreds of millions of dollars per year!
Even if only half the students victimized by SB 1146 are able to go to state schools, SB 1146 would still cost taxpayers nearly 100 million dollars a year. This is because state schools are heavily state subsidized, making the cost per student for state taxpayers dramatically higher.
SB 1146 discriminates against minorities. It will crush the dreams of many poor minority students. And it will add an unsustainable burden to the state budget.