City College is in big trouble.
On top of the budget cuts all schools face if Prop 30 doesn't pass,
it is struggling with ongoing budget problems, accreditation problems,
and, I would add, a general lack of understanding of how public education is funded, how things work at CCSF (and why), and how and why every branch of public education is crisis.
Last last Thursday night, Oct 25th, at a Board meeting that went past midnight, the Board voted to appoint a Special Trustee with full veto powers, to oversee more cuts and changes.
Many people - Faculty, Students, Community Members - are unhappy about what happened and how.
Here is their response: A Call To Action.
Will you join them?
You are invited to participate in a public education event to which the press has been invited.
WHAT: City College Takes Back the Truth!
WHEN: Thursday, November 1 at 1 p.m. Assemble at 12:45 and end by 1:30.
WHERE: Steps just below the front entrance to the Science Hall under the engraving in stone:
“The Truth Shall Make You Free”
WHY: The ongoing economic crisis is destroying public education. We must take it back along with the truth.
Wear black (for mourning) or red (for rebirth).
Bring a book you love and/or the book for your next class.
Participate peacefully, respectfully, and calmly.
You will receive participation instructions at the event.
Click on this link to see the AFT 2121 flyer. Please post and encourage people, especially students, to attend this event.