San Francisco’s Measure A passed yesterday, which means City College will get much needed funds. Prop 30 also passed, meaning Californians taxed themselves more than 6 billion dollars to help pay for public education.
City College of San Francisco is one of the city's most vital public institutions, serving 90,000 students at nine different campuses. But it's facing some tough times right now, with threats to its accreditation looming, and continuing cuts to its budget.
This November, four seats are open for election on the College's Board of Trustees, the body that may determine the fate of City College.
As part of our joint series with New America Media, every Tuesday until election day, Crosscurrents will be speaking with representatives from local ethnic media to hear about what’s important to their audiences this election season.
In recent years, all levels of California’s public education system have been suffering from continuing budget cuts. City College of San Francisco, California’s largest community college has not been immune to these troubles. But right now it's facing an even bigger challenge, as the school fights to maintain its accreditation. KALW Education reporter Jen Chien spoke with Ben Trefny about the situation.