3D team questions ELAC’s budget

By Stephanie Garibay The 3D team came together to discuss whether or not East Los Angeles College’s financial resources are being used sufficiently. Each year, the school is given an annual budget by the state of California. This budget is used to support and sustain student-learning programs. The accreditation commission has specific expectations for every community college related to financial resources. The school is expected to manage the resources with…

December 4, 2014
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Taxes aim to benefit students

By Amanda Rodarte  The California Education and Resource Reinvestment Act Senate Bill 241 will benefit all college students in California. SB 241 will increase tax rates in oil companies to fund higher education. The bill would require that every oil company that pulls resources from Californian grounds or water would pay a 9.5 percent extraction tax. Education has been a much needed and neglected resource in the state of  California…

May 21, 2014
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May Revision plans for affordable education

By Margarita Cancino and Maria C. Isidoro Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise proposal will give students the opportunity to afford school and graduate with minimal financial stress.  The 2014-15 State Budget proposal was announced yesterday morning. It includes a one-time increase of $50 million from Proposition 98’s General Fund, which is the annual funding provided to public schools and colleges in California. The May Revise promises to strengthen and expand student success…

May 17, 2014
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May Revise gives money to education

    By Jose Cazares A slowly recovering economy and a strong stock market have made it easier for the state to pay off some of its debt and direct more money back to education. Governor Brown released a revised version of his proposed budget for 2014-2015 last Tuesday. Brown announced an increase of $10,852,427 from last year’s budget. He proposed a total budget of  $156,152,434 and set aside $12,877,279…

May 15, 2014
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Tax initiative can help stop budget cuts

Editorial Students at East Los Angeles College have seen rising unit fees, new registration restrictions, and now a $5-9 million reduction to the 2012-13 budget. Additionally, the state has increased the cost to attend Cal State and University of California and added limitations on Cal Grants, and the punches keep coming. Specifically, the changes that await ELAC students are significant. In fact, out of the nine Los Angeles Community College District schools,…

May 23, 2012
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Required curriculum needs overhaul

By Megan Perry Every other school day, I walk into my earth science laboratory class to see bored students who don’t want to be there, but suffer through the class anyway because they must. Before class, I can hear students griping and groaning about how much they hate the class, can’t stand the work and just wish it was over already. As I walk to my seat, I see some students…

May 23, 2012
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Students lack passion, drive to occupy ELAC

By Megan Perry A disappointing display of student activism, resulting from a poor showing at the Occupy ELAC protest, raises the question of students’ priorities. Occupy ELAC is a movement of students who are tired of the fee hikes and who feel they deserve a free higher education. So, one would think that students would show up to support one another and demonstrate to the government that they are tired of…

November 2, 2011
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