SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 112-campus California Community Colleges system may be forced to enroll 400,000 fewer students and cut thousands of classes because of the state budget impasse and funding shortages.

   Chancellor Jack Scott said during a telephone news briefing Wednesday that community colleges funding cuts are tragic for students hoping to continue their education and transfer to universities.

   Nearly three million students attend state community colleges.

   The Los Angeles Times says California Community Colleges will likely be forced to absorb an $800 million reduction in funding, double the amount suggested in Gov. Jerry Brown’s current budget proposal.

   The proposed budget raises community college student fees from $26 to $36 per unit, but they could be raised higher if a budget compromise is not reached.

Comments (10)
  1. Rick Van Kuren says:

    A dumbed down populace is easier to control. Slash wages, cut benefits take away collective bargaining who’s making out here. Wall Street defrauded millions of Americans and were “penalized”with millions of dollars in bonuses also provided by US. Why are we being foced deeper into the cellar and these major corporations being allowed to bury us. Soon there will be no one to question why there will only be sheep with just enough brain power to push the buttons and pull the levers that make the corporations’ money.

    1. Robert says:

      You cant see the forest for the trees. Unions are the problem ,dumb letting these unions into the gov just plane dumb and as you can expect it was Democrats that did it. Now you are blaming corporations for what Dem’s did, you are getting just what you deserve the bad part is the rest of us have to feel the Payne with your ignorant way you Libs vote. Facts always get in the way with Liberals.

  2. Jeff says:

    How much have we cut to the prison systems? I say… give them bread and water, and let our childern go to school..

    1. Robert says:

      You voted Brown in should have done a little research??? Everyone is going to be effected ,yes the school system should have been looked into long time ago just like the gov with all the regulations on businesses and environmentalist baloney. Yes all the destruction the Democrats have done is finally catching up. No sympathy for you Liberals.

      1. joe says:

        Don’t blame Brown. Arnie ruined the system LONG ago.
        The complete blame goes to the idiots that don’t look out for the people, but stick with their party alignments…dems and reps alike.

  3. idiot Robert says:

    u are an idiot! u the one needs to do research and report it back.

  4. Irritated by Whiners says:

    I, for one, DO NOT feel sorry for those whining about having to pay an extra $10 per unit at community colleges. I was paying more per credit hour (unit), in the mid to late ’90’s, when I attended community college in Mass. before transferring. California should have started raising fees slowly 15-20 years ago — they are WAAAAY behind. It’s sad to see what a lazy, apathetic, entitled mass our society has become. If you want it, work for it. Just because YOU think you’re entitled to something for nothing, doesn’t mean you are.

  5. Economist says:

    Robert, you need to go back to school and learn how to spell. You write like you paid more for your truck than your education. Try not listening to so much Fox News and Glen Beck, You are only repeating what they say and not putting any original thought effort into your posts. Neither side is clean in creating the problems. You need to wake up and realize you are part of the problem.

  6. grayce says:

    Okay, you can pass the dream act for votes-education is a tool -the get out of jail free card. this state have been demorcative for along time; maybe it is time for a change. OH I forget this is the Welfare state- if it looks like a duck-walks like a duck-talks like a duck-gee what is it.

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