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Editorial: Community colleges hurt by proposed unit cap

Editorial Staff

March 18, 2013

Aspects of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2013-14 may keep California’s once thriving public education system alive, but the 90 unit cap he’s suggested will remove the very roots which community colleges have grown from. If enacted, this legislation will require any California community college student who has...

Editorial: Governor’s budget proposal won’t work for community colleges

Editorial: Governor’s budget proposal won’t work for community colleges

February 26, 2013

In his 2013-14 budget, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed the idea to fund community colleges based on the amount...

Editorial: Online education is the future for community colleges

Editorial Staff

February 15, 2013

Recession stricken colleges in California breathed a sigh of relief in November when Proposition 30 passed, signaling a more positive future for higher education in the Golden State. However, it’s a future that is poised to change greatly under the vision of Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown touts online learning and the use of...

Editorial: Proposition 30 is a saving grace for community colleges

Editorial Staff

November 1, 2012

It is well known that the budgets of California colleges have been declining since the recession hit in 2007.But there is something we can do to stop that downward spiral.A yes vote on Proposition 30 is a yes vote for yourself and for the future of community colleges.By raising the state sales tax a quarter of a penny and inco...

Editorial: Students, ready yourself for success in community college

May 2, 2012

When California community colleges first opened their doors in 1967, their mission was to "admit any California resident with a high school diploma or the equivalent and may admit anyone who is capable of profiting from the instruction offered," according to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office website. Yet...

Editorial: Maloofs break agreement for the new arena

Jon Wilson and Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

April 18, 2012

Fans have endured a lack of commitment from the Kings’ owners–the Maloof family–for over a decade now. The time has come for them to either put up or shut up. In a letter to the Maloofs on April 12, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson expressed his disappointment with the Maloofs for not honoring their verbal agreement,...

Editorial: Progress at CRC means sacrificing a few trees along the way

Editorial: Progress at CRC means sacrificing a few trees along the way

March 29, 2012

Progress: a word Americans love. Progress spurs colleges, builders and architects to construct and...

Editorial: March for higher education not a productive solution

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

More than 10,000 students and demonstrators marched to the state Capitol on March 5 to protest the ongoing cuts to education. Speakers blasted lawmakers and demanded funding for colleges. The fourth annual March in March for Higher Education took place in the midst of yet another fiscal crisis. California Community Colleges...

Editorial: Without change student success in California community colleges will decline

February 9, 2012

In the past few months, the Student Success Task Force has been tasked with the development of plan to improve community colleges in California. Many ideas were discussed: outcome-based funding, improving K-12 education and tracking each student’s history. After months of meetings between the members, they split over the is...

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