Will City College of San Francisco be shut down? That's the worry after the president of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges granted the school eight months to make tough financial and leadership decisions or lose its accreditation, and subsequently its public funding. What's ahead for the largest college in San Francisco and its 90,000 students?
CORRECTION: The transcript originally attributed two quotes from Nanette Asimov to Dr. Pamila Fisher. We regret the error. The below transcript has been updated and is correct.
Nanette Asimov, Education Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, on how City College needs to improve:
"City College was praised in this report for being very student-centered. And that is really what every person at City College will tell you that they kind of want to do what is great for students and what they’ve done is let go of a lot of administrators, they've chopped from the top, as students sometimes say, they've been very instructor-centered. They try to do what is best for students and in so doing, they seem to have lost their way, in terms of running the school, keeping it as small as it should be, given the drastic reduction of millions of dollars in state resources. They just haven't wanted to, apparently, face reality."