As City College of San Francisco struggles to loosen the noose around its neck, this week its accreditors are slated to offer the college a new way out. But some skeptics are sounding the alarm: it's a trap.
The Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges is scheduled to vote on and announce a newly revised version of its "restoration policy," which some journalists have called City College's salvation.Read more »
That's the message local and federal officials have drilled into City College's accreditors in recent weeks. Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier; Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano and Phil Ting; and the state's community college government have all publicly pressured the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to give City College an extension to prove its worth.
Finally bowing to pressure, the ACCJC may soon chang their own rules to save City College.
Student protesters filed a claim against City College of San Francisco and the city and county of San Francisco today, citing excessive use of force by San Francisco Police Department and City College police officers.Read more »
Protests against City College of San Francisco's leadership trumpeted grave concerns in the college community over the lack of public voice at the school. Now, some of those concerns have been resolved, and the beleagured CCSF is taking baby steps towards restoring democracy.Read more »
The two formerly jailed City College student protesters can now breathe a sigh of relief, as this morning they learned that the District Attorney's Office won't be filing criminal charges against them.Read more »
Two City College student protesters, Otto Pippenger, 20, and Dimitrious Philliou, 21, were released from county jail this morning following a City College protest yesterday which became suddenly violent. But new details emerging from the protest raise concerns about City College administrators and their behavior towards the protesters. Read more »
Rep. Nancy Pelosi denounced the accreditors seeking to close City College at a press conference held yesterday at the school’s Chinatown campus.
“You can be sure it will be subjected to harsh scrutiny in terms of how they do what they do, who they are and why is it the Department of Education cannot do more,” she said to the crowd of local luminaries and City College faculty. Read more »
Update: This post has been updated with new information, after a 5:30 press conference held by City Attorney Dennis Herrera.
City College of San Francisco is safe from closure, for now.
A ruling from San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow issued this afternoon would bar City College's accreditors from terminating the college's accreditation until after legal proceedings against it are done. Read more »