Walkout today at city college to protest cuts to classes

Students, faculty and staff at City College of San Francisco are participating a walkout and rally today to protest ongoing cuts to classes, including major reductions in summer school classes.

At noon, students planned to walk out of classrooms and rally at Conlan Hall at the Ocean Beach campus, said Andres Ruiz, a 20-year-old student and organizer of today's events.

In October, a group of students came together, with help from some faculty and staff, to form the General Assembly, a group dedicated to protesting ongoing cuts to the college's budget, Ruiz said.

Reduced state funding has forced the community college to cut classes in the fall and spring semesters, he said. The latest news that 85 percent of summer classes are being eliminated helped spur today's protests, he said.

The cuts are making it harder for students trying to transfer, he said.

Ruiz said administrators have been supportive of his group's efforts. He could not give an estimate on how many people might attend, but said organizers expect a large turnout.

“Hopefully it's going to be a very positive rally,” he said.

Today's rally was planned to coincide with walkouts and protests happening at the University of California at Berkeley and other UC campuses across the state, he said. Students, workers and staff at UC Berkeley also planned to rally at noon.

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