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ERIC Number: ED180527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-17
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Our Future--Who'll Be Out There Paying?
Koltai, Leslie
For the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the year after Proposition 13 was passed was one of almost constant reappraisal of priorities, of shifting programs and services to make the most of every available dollar, and of nearly constant uncertainty. Some of the effects of Proposition 13 were reductions in the numbers of part-time teachers, cuts in athletics and community services, reductions in the purchases of supplies and equipment, and a 9% reduction in the number of classes. Not surprisingly, enrollment also declined--by 3.7% from the previous year. The LACCD operated at a level of 81.9% of their pre-Proposition 13 budget and great uncertainty remains over next year's budget. Several proposals have arisen as issues in California, including: (1) the question of free flow enrollment, i.e., removing district boundaries so that students may enroll in any college they choose; (2) tuition; (3) shifting from the contract hour to the credit hour to measure workload changes; (4) a statewide voucher system; and (5) equalization of community college spending throughout the state. Each of these is laden with potential problems. Other issues of concern to the LACCD are the gasoline shortage, unemployment factors, and changing priorities on the part of the tax-paying public. (JG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 13 (California 1978)