Because the City & County of SF, SFCCD employees, CCSF students, and San Francisco taxpayers are different parties with different standing on different issues. Specifically, violations of California laws and codes of regulations must be settled in state court, which is potentially far more extensive than violations of federal ones.
Despite USDOE's ability to sanction or decertify the ACCJC completely as a regional accrediting body in light of the 4 areas of federal regulations violated in the Commission's review of SFCCD specifically, and possible further systemic, state-wide areas of non-compliance, those two actions are their only options.
As recently reported here, it is ACCJC who is stalling court proceedings, in an attempt to defer a California judicial ruling before USDOE determines whether to rescind their certification August 2014, rendering the point legally moot. As in all legal stalling strategies, it makes it a battle of pocket depth, favoring the privately funded ACCJC over the City & County of SF, employees, students, and San Franciscans.
SFUSD is supporting the touchy-feely approach for monetary reasons and little else. The feds subsidize the district based on attendance ... case closed. Unfortunately the disruptive pot heads who have no interest in learning are depriving earnest students. A policy to hire even more school administrators while dumbing down the education standards in a district with already lackluster ratings.
What is the problem with the server ? People are posting multiple times the same message !!
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"Very much like business bankrupcy"
Very much like business bankrupcy.
and we will!” he wrote in his State of the School address,
if it does not successfully reform itself by July, it could be closed.
The sooner it closes the better off we'll all be. The long sad history of waste, mismanagement and corruption should not continue, just to satisfy a few special interest groups.
@shoutitout, I couldn't agree with you more! It's nice to see somebody come here and post a heartfelt defense of my favorite school. You'll notice there are a LOT of troll accounts here, being used by one or two haters, to create the false impression that there is widespread support for the ACCJC.
shoutitout, please encourage all of your friends who care about CCSF to come here and post messages in support of the school. It sucks that there are so many anti-CCSF comments on this site, all of them coming from one or two hateful idiots who use multiple screen names.
Unbelievable - these evil people want to deny access to education. Not just matriculating students but also those folks who just want to take a class here or there, whether professionally related or just for the enjoyment of learning. CCSF has two missions: (1) classic Junior College degrees and (2) classic Community College access to all sorts of non-credit classes. Open, low cost, high value education fits with the nature of SF. Our college must be preserved and strengthened for our local economy to remain strong. Get out there and protest this ridiculous and frivolous assault on a cornerstone of citizens rights in our city.
Honest discussion from you Robert? Isn't that what's called an oxymoron. Poor Robert and his usual psychobabble, taking up for the idiots that ran the place into the ditch.
There you go again, Ludicrous2, trying to deceive people.
You know damned well that the minor enrollment issues prior to the ACCJC's unfair, politically motivated attack on CCSF were absolutely nothing compared to the post-attack enrollment issues.
Why are you so incapable of having an honest discussion?
Seriously, Ludicrous2, I challenge you to go 24 hours without bending the truth or misrepresenting facts.
There is system in place to support this. Just like with mainstreaming the Special Ed. students into gen. ed. classrooms, this is going to fail, be blamed on the the classroom educators, and create more work without adding more support staff. SFUSD is a joke.
Had there been no “old school of thought,” there would be no “new school of thought,” neither might civil calm or stability be possible. The same might also have determined the human animal to have had only an inchoate or impaired cognizance. That being said, those of us privileged to have attended private or public schools remember students who disrupted learning environments with ego-maniacal buffoonery and threatening behavior and the helplessness of classroom teachers to reason with these libertines. San Francisco Unified School District Commission members must respond to counter-complaints pertinent to “willful defiance,” but this model change seems to imply more systemic fracturing, not progress. As for the mention of “culture shift.” I imagine a shift favoring counter-culture. Access to acquired knowledge for all citizens must be the mission, and not multicultural adaptation. This is subversion.
RoberttoRobot2: There is a old saying:
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach."
Of course enrollment is going down. The rats are getting off the Titanic before it sinks.
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