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ERIC Number: EJ1002263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
The Advocates
Boerner, Heather
Community College Journal, v83 n4 p22-25 Feb-Mar 2013
November 2012 was an anxious time for California community colleges. Proposition 30 promised to stop the bleeding of funds from the state's 112 two-year career and technical institutions--if voters would pass it. That was a big if, especially in California, where voters are notoriously tax averse. When the measure passed with 54 percent of the vote, California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris attributed the victory, in part, to advocacy--on the part of the governor, who toured the state promoting the measure, students who registered and voted, and community college leaders. California's passage of Proposition 30 is but one example of how committed top-down advocacy can have an impact statewide. As budgets are slashed, community college leaders from coast to coast continue to fight for access and resources, pursuing causes and opportunities that promise to raise the profile of their colleges and further support the students and communities they are committed to serve. This article shares their stories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri