San Fernando Valley’s community college leaders detail ‘devastating effect’ of a Prop. 30 failure

     

The Sun (San Bernardino County)San Bernardino County Sun – When nine community colleges opened across Los Angeles last week, thousands of students scrambled to get into too few classes. At Pierce College, 100 students descended on a math course capped at 50. Now community college administrators are girding for more cuts in classes and services should voters reject the Proposition 30 tax hike measure this fall. Proposition 30, if approved, would increase the sales tax by 0.25 percent for four years and raise taxes on income more than $250,000 for seven years. Its supporters say it would prevent millions in so-called trigger cuts budgeted for K-12 schools, as well as the University of California, California State University, which includes Cal State San Bernardino, and California Community College systems.

This article was published Sept. 5, 2012.

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