City College of San Francisco could be forced to close later this year unless it can correct problems threatening its accreditation. We’ll get an update on the school’s progress as it works towards addressing deficiencies and operating problems. We’ll also discuss a recently released draft “closure report” outlining a contingency plan in case the worst happens, and the school must close.

Nanette Asimov, higher education reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
Alisa Messer, English teacher and president of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2121, which represents the faculty at City College of San Francisco
William Walker, student trustee to the City College Board of Trustees, regional senator to the Student Senate of California Community Colleges and founder of Save CCSF
Larry Kamer, Spokesperson for City College of San Francisco; CEO of Kamer Consulting Group, LLC

  • Guest

    I wish it were mentioned on the show, that the temporary interim administrators at CCSF want to use ALL of the Prop A funds towards “unfunded medical liability” for retirees of $200 million (!), instead of funding programs and classes, as promised to voters. It’s the same, artifically-created crisis being used to decimate other public institutions, like Congress mandating that the Postal Service have enough reserves for its retiree medical benefits for the next 75 years (yup, that includes people who aren’t born yet), which is why it’s going bankrupt. No private company is ever held to such ridiculous standards, but the argument is used all the time these days, to bankrupt public institutions.

    • Guest

      I would like to point out that corporate executives’ millions of $$$ in “earnings” weren’t the subject of the debates while banks were bailed out with public funds (which greatly depleted our resources that could be allocated for the public services). But when it comes to the corporations (ACCJC operates under the corporate entity the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) controlling our public education, it is always the teachers that are making too much. Hmm… how much is too much? Obviously, there are double standards. Maybe paying $1000/day for the “special” trustee is a little bit too much for the SF community college district? And how long is he going to stay? ””.

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