Friday, June 5, 2015

Rally Highlights Tale of Two Colleges

The commission responsible for accrediting California community colleges meets behind closed doors in Oakland today. The ACCJC may in the future be required to hold its meetings in public. The California Assembly approved a bill by San Francisco assembly member Phil Ting that would force open meetings and other reforms on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Ting, students, faculty and other community activists rallied outside today's closed door meeting of the ACCJC. They charged the commission broke the law in its attempt to yank accreditation from City College of San Francisco while looking the other way as the situation at Heald Colleges deteriorated. It abruptly shut down in April stranding thousands of students. David Landau