Best way to deal with the defunding of community colleges in CA?

Allow them to offer full-cost extension courses. 22% 21 votes
Online courses. 29% 28 votes
Raise fees. 24% 23 votes
Hold out for full public funding. 24% 23 votes
95 total votes


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Or option #5: Online courses for inmates funded by the state.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
May 30, 2013 at 9:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

defund everything else, fund education fully.

blackpoodles (anonymous profile)
May 31, 2013 at 9:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Although I value higher education, I really do have to question the idea that EVERYONE can benefit from it - seriously, someone HAS to do the dirty work and some people simply are not intellectually or academically capable of obtaining a useful college degree - many "graduates" are now tens or hundreds of thousands in debt and have no hope of getting a job in their field of study or ever fully paying off their student loans. Can you say debt slavery?

spiritwalker (anonymous profile)
June 1, 2013 at 12:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

We cut education to those who can't afford it at our own folly. Allowing private (religious) institutions to do the work gives us politcians such as Michelle Bachman (Oral Roberts University). The un-educated who vote then vote for these idiots who can't get facts straight.

spacey (anonymous profile)
June 2, 2013 at 1:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Stop asking community colleges to provide remedial education that K-12 failed to provide in the first place: basic skills in college level english and math skills.

Send the bill for remedial education back to K-12 to be paid for from of their 90% share of Prop 98 money.

Let community colleges be community COLLEGES; not make-up High School classes. K-12, get your act together, and stop cannibalizing community college funding demanding they make up for what you failed to do before you handed them high school diplomas.

Das Williams, take your piecemeal plan to dismantle the California Master Plan for Higher Education and nuke it. Please disclose whatever campaign contribution conflicts of interest you also received, that led to this bizarre scheme in the first place.

foofighter (anonymous profile)
June 3, 2013 at 7:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Better yet -- Vote Das out of office.
Seriously both he and Taxin Jackson need to go.

loneranger (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2013 at 5:23 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The nickname for Jackson is so tired and cliche, if that's all you savages can come up with looks like we'll be stuck with both Williams and Jackson in the nearterm; both of whom voters time and again have said were more preferable to the nutjobs offered by the opposition mafia.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2013 at 5:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

keep Jackson, not so Taxin now, but Dump Das, not truly for education despite his words

DrDan (anonymous profile)
June 5, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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