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Community colleges brace for cuts, again

Original post made on Jul 11, 2011

Due to deep state cuts to public higher education, local community colleges will have to cut back on courses, turn away students and lay off part-time faculty in the coming school year, officials from the Foothill-De Anza Community College District said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 8, 2011, 2:04 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by RWard, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm

RWard is a registered user.

It would be very useful if Nick would include the total amount of Foothill-DeAnza's total budget for this year, so we can get a perspective of what percent cut $8.5 million represents. There have been several stories lately that have talked about budget cuts, but fail to state what the size of the total budget is.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

The tax-and-spend entitlement folks don't want to get into those inconvenient facts.

Of course, anyone who knows how to operate Google can easily find the info. Web Link


Posted by Sabrina, a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I admire how much the Foothill/De Anza Community College system does with such limited resources. And because of that, it really breaks my heart reading this.

Amazing how our current foreign policy of never-ending wars/occupations in Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya (the proposed withdrawals by Obama don't count because they depend on the continued presence of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan) is eating up the major portion of our national funds while we scramble for the crumbs to assure a future for the youth of the United States.

This crisis is truly weakening our role as a global leader. Silicon Valley would have never happened if we did not have good California schools in the late '80s/ early '90s. I wish there were an evident solution or something local citizens could do to help ease the crisis.


Posted by Jesse, a resident of Castro City
on Jul 12, 2011 at 6:15 am

Silicon Valley never would have happened if it were not for WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War either!

I have little sympathy for Foothill/De Anza with the way it panders to international students. Fees should be raised $1000 percent all around. Enough whining!


Posted by Hardin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

"I have little sympathy for Foothill/De Anza with the way it panders to international students. Fees should be raised $1000 percent all around. Enough whining!"

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Really? Since international students pay up to 7x the tuition costs than in-resident students, NOT having them would necessitate even larger cuts and/or even greater fee increases.

It should be noted too that the community colleges have used several mechanisms for increasing funding in the past: raising tuition, AND floating new bonds that you and I see as new parcel taxes.

So having international students actually helps the fiscal picture, rather than detract from it.


Posted by betty, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I admire how much the Foothill/De Anza Community College system does with such limited resources. And because of that, it really breaks my heart reading this.

Amazing how our current foreign policy of never-ending wars/occupations in Iraq/Afghanistan/Libya (the proposed withdrawals by Obama don't count because they depend on the continued presence of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan) is eating up the major portion of our national funds while we scramble for the crumbs to assure a future for the youth of the United States.

This crisis is truly weakening our role as a global leader. Silicon Valley would have never happened if we did not have good California schools in the late '80s/ early '90s. I wish there were an evident solution or something local citizens could do to help ease the crisis.

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