Oppose Student "Success" Task Force Recommendations
  • Petitioned Dr. Jack Scott

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Chancellor of the California Community Colleges
Dr. Jack Scott
California Governor
California State Senate
California State House

Oppose Student "Success" Task Force Recommendations

    1. Rick Kappra
    2. Petition by

      Rick Kappra

      San Francisco, CA

The recommendations of the Student "Success" Task Force would significantly change the mission of California's 112 community colleges. They would centralize control of community colleges in a large, lumbering bureaucracy. They would impose assessments developed by for-profit corporations in lieu of locally produced, targeted assessments. The would limit the definition of success, ignoring the many ways that community colleges contribute to the success of a very diverse population, threatening ESL, older adults and other "non-degree" programs. They would limit the amount of time and number of classes students could take at a community college, thereby rationing access and limiting opportunities for life-long learning. These recommendations are not well thought out, are often contradictory and will lead to student failure rather than success. We oppose the recommendations of the Student Success Task Force. Keep community colleges in the community!

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      A blog with links to pages for action and keeping up with the Student Success Task Force.

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Gus Goldstein SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Rationing education is a 1% idea. We have enough wealth in California to afford the best education. All that is lacking is the will to tax sufficiently the right sources: the very rich, the oil extraction, the corporate loopholes, the business property that should be by split roll....

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    • Dean Ayers SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an "older student" who was unable to attend college as a youngster due to family financial circumstances. If this legislation passes, I will not be able to get my degree at all.

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    • christine dumke SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I returned to City College of San Francisco at age 35 when I lost my job in an effort to gain skills; which it has done for me in spades. This legislation will be devastating to THOUSANDS like myself if enforced. We cannot allow a few to deny education to many. Please Sign!

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    • Eli Wadley SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have taken many classes at City College in SF and Merritt College in Oakland in Horticulture. I already have a BA from an honors college in Florida but I used the community college to help me start my own business in a high end garden care. If I had not been able to take classes part time over 5 or 6 six years at a very reasonable rate I would still be making minimum wage working for someone else. In addition, I often take single classes in art or languages just to keep my mind sharp and to explore other facets of my life. If this plan is approved I would not be able to do that any more. But most importantly, everyone should have access to this opportunity. Not just pople who already are doing well in the system.

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    • Rachel Gold OBERLIN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a student who would be affected by these changes. The accessibility of a Community College education is one of California's greatest strengths--please don't take it away!

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