The Sacramento Bee reports on a study from researchers at the University of California which finds that high schools throughout California are not providing enough counselors or college preparatory courses to adequately prepare students for four-year universities. The study, released March 20, reportedly was used to buttress calls for K-12 funding increases across the state. “These aren’t just speed bumps. These are huge barriers on the pathway to college,” Jeannie Oakes, director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy Education and Access and author of the College Educational Opportunity Report told the paper.