Skyline College, SLO’s, the ACCJC and Accreditation: The Privatization of California Community Colleges

by guest writer, George Wright, PhD. Department of Politics, The University of Leeds UPWA Action Alert!!! United Public Workers for Action (, UPWA Editorial Board Introduction The specter of accreditation of Skyline Community College next year by the Accrediting Commission for Community Colleges and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has opened up a window for understanding […]

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada

Cyber ‘earning’ the big enchilada I posted what you will read below back in 2009 but now that Verizon is joining the multi-billion dollar educational fray ( as well as the newly created Rupert Murdoch’s ‘educational’ division headed by Joel Klein, cyber learning from K-16 and beyond is the new venture plan and has been […]

Students facing class shortages at the public community colleges while the for-profit drive-by colleges move in for the kill

Elizabeth Bucher, 19, who is attending a California community college in Sonoma County (Santa Rosa Junior College), did all she could to get into Biology 2.1 this semester, the last class she needed to transfer to UC Davis.  The problem is that the classes were full and the seats were not available.  The students were […]


At their Sacramento meeting on Saturday, August 6, 2011, the statewide Student Senate for California Community Colleges unanimously voted to endorse and fully support the signature gathering efforts to place Prop 1481 on the California ballot.  This proposition will place a 15% extraction fee on crude oil extracted in California which will produce approximately $3 […]

Help Los Angeles Students March in Sacramento - This Monday, March 14th! STOP Governor Brown's Budget Cuts! Defend CA's Promise of Higher Ed for All!

This coming Monday, March 14th, has been called as a Day of Action in Sacramento to fight against Governor Brown’s proposal for massive cuts of $1.4 billion to public higher education in his budget.   Mass action in Sacramento on Monday can turn the tide in our favor in the battle over Brown’s proposed cuts. […]

California Community Colleges decide not to outsource to Kaplan University

Kaplan, the for-profit predatory college whose name keeps popping up when one looks at fraud, misrepresentation, larceny of Title IV funds, theft of student funds, recruitment practices that only parallel the military and many other issues such as poor professors, pre-packaged curriculum and failing colleges has been rebuffed in its plans to privatize part of […]