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ERIC Number: EJ796548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-9
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Community Colleges in California Feel the Heat
Basken, Paul
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n35 pA1 May 2008
More than two years after Education Secretary Margaret Spellings stood on a podium in Washington and announced the formation of her Commission on the Future of Higher Education, some of its most powerful effects so far have been on a belt of community colleges in California. In the past year, at least 14 California community and junior colleges have been placed on a probationary or warning status by their accreditor, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, due to failure to prove the quality of their performance. California's challenging budget climate--along with other factors that have strained its colleges' finances, such as historically low tuition and a promise of universal access--has been cited by college officials and policy makers as a reason why the state's institutions are the first to show strains from tougher accreditation standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California