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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:58 PM

Please read, sign and share re: saving San Francisco City College

"Pop Quiz:

The City College of San Francisco administration is planning to use the $16 million in new annual revenues from Proposition A to…

a) offset budget cuts, prevent layoffs, and provide an affordable, quality education for students, as voters understood the funds were intended to do.

b) squirrel the money away, citing vague demands from the accrediting agency AACJC.

Answer: B.
Never mind that voters and the rest of us at City College want option A.

Click here to read and sign the petition: http://bit.ly/PropApetition

Tell the CCSF Board of Trustees: San Francisco voted to Save Our City College.

In November, San Francisco voters passed Prop. A to fund City College of San Francisco, provide relief from relentless budget cuts, and help sustain the college. In passing this $79 per-year parcel tax by 72.9%, San Franciscans sent a clear message: they want City College of San Francisco to exist and to succeed, and they want it to continue providing the accessible, quality education to its diverse student body.

Instead of using this additional $16 million to restore cuts or maintain program, the CCSF administration is moving to squirrel away all of the new revenue into savings and other secret items related to the college's accrediting process. Meanwhile, it has implemented layoffs and demanded that workers at the college, who have already given back millions of dollars in the last several years, take additional, permanent pay cuts and reductions in health benefits.

We, the undersigned, call on the Board of Trustees of City College of San Francisco to respect the wishes of San Francisco voters and use the revenue generated by Prop. A for voter-approved purposes of providing quality education and services for students and preventing layoffs."


If you are interested in the background politics of some of the accreditation issues for CC's here in our state, I also recommend this link: ACCJC Gone Wild

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:52 PM

2. Nanette Asimov at the Chron has been on the CCSF story like white on rice

Send this along to her at nasimov@sfchronicle.com or tweet @NanetteAsimov .

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