Community College Cuts

While the UCs and state schools prepare to absorb $1 billion in cuts, altogether, California’s community colleges are also gearing up for drastic state-mandated budget reductions totaling $400 million. A statement from the Community College League of California reads, “while community colleges are prepared for their fair share of cuts, we will vigorously resist the census accounting gimmick tied to the $400 million reduction.  This will have the effect of reducing math and science classes, particularly at our colleges serving the most vulnerable students.  Further, while it may be fair to ask our students to share the pain of this overall budget problem, the fact that funding for their classes and services is being cut by $370 and their fees are being used to enroll more students simply doesn’t make sense.” �

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