Ask Maricopa Community Colleges' Chancellor to Delay Implementation of Bad Policy
  • Petitioned Chancellor Rufus Glasper

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Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor
Chancellor Rufus Glasper

Ask Maricopa Community Colleges' Chancellor to Delay Implementation of Bad Policy

    1. carmen cornejo
    2. Petition by

      carmen cornejo

      Phoenix, AZ


Arizona's largest community college system recently announced the implementation of policies that will greatly affect  10 Community Colleges in Maricopa. They are attempting to implement 100% of the law doing only 10% of the preparation. There will be a huge economic impact and potentially discriminatory effects. We need more time to have a full implementation strategy that includes training and a communication strategy to inform students and faculty.

Moreover, the situation is also affecting all Latino and minority students at MCCCD. Latino students may not be able to attend an upcoming leadership in Tucson because they will be "using state funding" for transportation, and are worried that money they raise through club-sponsored bake sales and workshops will become "state-funded money" not to be used for scholarships. They also worry that college staffers will become ICE agents and summer camps will be unfunded.

Not only does this mean ALL Latinos and people of color will have their immigration statuses over-scrutinized, the MCCCD will actually lose money! The more than 8,000 people currently enrolled as "out-of-state" students will likely drop out. The system is throwing away money to restructure many programs and processes in order to implement a flawed and discriminatory policy.

Tell Chancellor Glasper to please DELAY the implementation of misguided policy.



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Maricopa Community Colleges' spokesman Tom Gariepy says the district is going to lose money because of the increase, says it is the board's "obligation" to do "the Legislature's bidding..." --

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. In Arizona, 230% College Tuition Hike Comes With A Side Of Xenophobia

      Carol Scott
      Petition Organizer

      Earlier this year, students on college campuses around the world demonstrated against a spate of hefty tuition hikes, from the University of California to the University of London.
      But a new 230 percent tuition hike for some Arizona community college...

    5. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Diamond Moore NEWARK, DE
      • about 3 years ago
    • Amanda Gehrke OMAHA, NE
      • over 3 years ago

      This act will not generate an increase in revenue. This will however help to bring education in Arizona even further down. We need to have people in offices who defend education, not those who chose to discriminate and not allow this state and country to tumble down.

    • Vikaas Shanker NAPERVILLE, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      College of DuPage's tuition hiked $16 per credit and we're mad. This is extremely ridiculous!

    • Jamal Ross KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      This tuition hike is just plain bigotry not to mention xenophobic. I appeal to everyone reading this to have a Heart and let your voice be heard!

    • David Rubi SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      The administration of the Maricopa Community Colleges says that they had to do this tuition hike because it's the law. Nobody was following it. Why? Because it was discriminatory. But I guess Maricopa's "leaders" wanted to be the first to give teeth to a racist law--which, by the way, was only just recently passed by the notoriously racist anti-Hispanic Arizona State Senator, Russell Pearce. Well, it may be the law, but some laws are wrong, some laws are immoral and some laws violate inalienable human rights. It was illegal to take slaves up north to be free at one time; real human beings did it anyway. Hitler made laws to violate the rights of Jews. People who violated those laws to help Jews did the right thing, even if it was against the law. Some laws violate human rights; some laws are inherently wrong, some laws are unjust abuses of the legal process. In all these cases, such laws should be ignored.


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