Dozens Protest Over SF City College’s Potential Loss Of Accreditation

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Protesters outside a meeting on the future of City College of San Francisco Wednesday. (KCBS)

Protesters outside a meeting in June on the future of City College of San Francisco. (KCBS)

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BURLINGAME (KCBS)— About 75 supporters of San Francisco City College showed up at the Burlingame Marriot on Wednesday where the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges are for a three-day meeting.

Dozens protested on the sidewalk, not far from the meeting rooms, concerned about the future of SF City College. They chanted about the struggles higher public education is currently facing.

San Francisco City College was given a sanction of show cause last year, the most severe sanction given without actually losing accreditation. At the time, an action plan addressed financial and management problems.

“What we’re saying is ‘restore our college’ so we can provide the quality education that we are known to,” said Alan Fisher – an ESL teacher.

Larry Kamer with City College said local administrators will address the Commission on Thursday.

“Our special trustee, our chancellor and our accreditation liaison officer will make a brief presentation to the accreditation commission which summarizes the enormous amount of work that City College has done in the last year,” Kamer said.

A ruling on San Francisco City College’s accreditation is expected after the 4th of July.

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