Community College Jobs

Chancellor Constance Carroll and community college presidents in San Diego amplify their message, begin lobbying for tax hike

North County Times

San Diego Community College District chancellor Constance Carroll

Presidents at community colleges throughout San Diego County said Wednesday they will do all they can in lobbying for a proposed tax hike on the November ballot, defining their efforts as "a call to action" to save education in the state.

"We will be fierce advocates for student access, for student equity, for student affordability, and we're going to do that without apology," MiraCosta College President Francisco Rodriguez said after a news conference at City College in San Diego.

Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to close a revised state budget deficit estimated at $15.7 billion through a combination of spending cuts and $5.9 billion in new revenue.

That revenue depends on voters approving an initiative that would temporarily add a quarter-cent per dollar to the state's sales tax and allow higher income taxes on those who make more than $250,000 annually.

If the measure fails, community colleges stand to lose $300 million in anticipated state funding before the year ends.

"As citizens, our future is at stake here," Rodriguez said. "The economic vitality of the state is at risk. It is incumbent upon us to get the word out about the potential for further devastating cuts to the community college system."
Full Story
Read more of today's top stories>>
Related Jobs
Find More Jobs Like This View All Jobs
Vice President and Campus Director

Vice President for Student Services

Vice President of Student Services

Vice President for Finance and Administration Position ObjectiveApplications received by Sunday, April 6, 2020, at...



Related community college News


Community College Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Google Plus
About Community College Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
College Profiles
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 Community College Jobs - All Rights Reserved.