State Chancellor optimistic about the future but warns City College is not “too big to fail”
Feb08

State Chancellor optimistic about the future but warns City College is not “too big to fail”

by Jandean Deocampo The Guardsman The conference room looked more like a war room scene from a movie than the site of a City College Board of Trustees meeting. Cameramen checked their machines. Soundboard technicians busied themselves over dials and switches. They were all waiting. Waiting for the hush, the brief silence that would signal Board President John Rizzo to announce the beginning of the Jan. 24th meeting. A crowd of 20...

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Kicking California Community Colleges when they are down: Do we really need a UC Regent to insult us?
Feb08

Kicking California Community Colleges when they are down: Do we really need a UC Regent to insult us?

Staff Editorial Funding for California Community Colleges has been cut by $809 million, or 12 percent, since 2008-09, according to the Chancellor’s office. Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown announced his proposed budget for the fiscal year 2013, which included $197 million in additional funding for the state’s community colleges, as well as $125 million each for the University of California and for California State University. Things were...

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The payroll tax increase hurts low income workers
Feb08

The payroll tax increase hurts low income workers

By Dalton Amador The Guardsman The punditocracy and public opinion are unanimous: President Barack Obama “won” the fiscal cliff deal. The United States Congress, for the first time in almost 20 years, voted to raise taxes on the wealthy and avoided cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. President Obama and the Democratic Party may have won the politics—all tax increases, no spending cuts, with public opinion firmly behind...

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