Foothill College and De Anza College are among the best community colleges in the nation. Today, community colleges are becoming increasingly important, as the cost of four-year universities can be too expensive for many families.
Due to State budget cuts, however, Foothill and De Anza Colleges have been forced to cut over $20 million over the past two years. In response, course offerings have been reduced, hundreds of full- and part-time faculty and staff positions have been eliminated and administration has been cut to a bare minimum.Thousands of students are on waiting lists for classes.
Vote Yes on Measure E to provide stable local funding for Foothill and De Anza colleges to support core academic courses and ensure students can continue to receive training for future careers.