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The CFT Amends Complaint Against Accrediting Commission

Demands ACCJC Stop Violating Federal Law and Rescind Recent Coercive Actions
Burbank, CA. The California Federation of Teachers is submitting an amended complaint against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) today and is sending a letter demanding the commission to cease practices that violate Federal law. The amendment takes into account recent ACCJC actions, which include barring the public…

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Community College Accrediting Commission Shreds Documents, Attempts to Silence Dissent and Suppresses Evidence

The California Federation of Teachers has amended its April 30 complaint to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and filed it with the United States Department of Education. The original complaint is not only directed at the ACCJC’s assessment of City College of San Francisco, but also its inappropriate treatment of all California Community Colleges…

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Supreme Court decisions

On the Voting Rights Act: In striking the section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act subjecting states and local governments with a track record of voting exclusion to preclearance, the Supreme Court majority is sending an unfortunate message to young people of color: if you live in the wrong place, don’t expect, when you are voting age, to be able to vote, and don’t expect the government, if you face problems, to help you vote…

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In memoriam: Raoul Teilhet

It is with deep sorrow that the California Federation of Teachers announces the passing of former CFT president Raoul Teilhet.

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The CFT Requests the Facts From Community College Accreditors (ACCJC)

Calls for Release of Information in City College of San Francisco Case
The CFT has followed up its recent “complaint” with the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Community Colleges (ACCJC) with a request for additional information. In a legal letter to the Commission, the CFT, through attorney Robert J. Bezemek, is requesting materials that may prove relevant to its complaint, in printed and electronic form, stipulating that these materials must continue to be preserved.

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CFT leaders challenge college accreditation agency

Complaint alleges conflicts of interest, violations of law Yesterday the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and its City College San Francisco (CCSF) affiliate, AFT 2121, filed a complaint or “third party comment” with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), and sent a copy to the United States Department of Education (USDOE).

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S.F. Supervisors Pass Resolution Urging Support of Assembly Bill 1199 to Help Community Colleges Facing Accreditation Sanctions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—By a unanimous vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors yesterday passed Supervisor Eric Mar’s resolution supporting Assembly Bill 1199 (AB1199, Fong), urging the California State Legislature to create a “smoothing formula” to assist colleges operating under a probation or “show cause” sanction that are experiencing current year enrollment-related funding losses.

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CFT-sponsored 2013 Legislation

55% Majority for Local School Parcel Taxes, Classroom Security Locks
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Federation of Teachers (CFT) today announced that it is sponsoring several bills for the 2013-14 legislative session.