Chancellor explains Assembly Bill 705

By Joe Dargan Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley explained the importance of eliminating standardized tests, like the SAT and ACT, in his column on the CCC website last week. Assembly Bill 705, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Oct. 13, 2017 and took effect on Jan 1, 2018. AB-705  was written to clarify existing regulation and ensure that students are not placed into remedial courses that…

October 25, 2018

Tobacco use increased to an absurd 21 age

By Christopher Jimenez Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to raise the age of buying tobacco to 21 on Wednesday. While the law does help to  decrease bad health habits, it also has an impact on young adult smokers. California is the second state to raise the age of buying tobacco products, after Hawaii. This bill will take effect on June 9. As a 20-year-old student who has smoked cigarettes…

May 11, 2016

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

Colleges seek better ways to fit student needs

By Megan G. Razzetti   Applying for college can be a long and daunting task especially when there are invasive questions to be answered. When students apply for admission to college, the majority of the information that is asked is pretty basic. Some questions seem repetitive and annoying but its all to better fit the needs of the student applying. On top of that, schools are now considering asking for…

February 26, 2014

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

State cuts to increase tuition for Elans

  By Lindsey Maeda California’s unpromising economic state is likely to trigger another round of spending cuts, which would mean a $10 per unit increase in tuition at community colleges statewide. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported last week that the state has not received its desired budget of $88.5 billion. Therefore, the state’s $3.7 billion revenue shortfall will trigger a total of $2 billion in cuts to several state programs, some of which include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State Universities. These…

November 23, 2011