Community College Perspective

The Perspective is the newsletter of the CFT Community College Council, the largest organization of community college faculty in the state. It covers educational issues, politics, legislation, and collective bargaining. Browse issues here.​​

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose…
Online college and student performance-based funding

By Jim Mahler, President, Community College Council

After a very long, hard fought battle beginning in January and ending in June, we lost our struggle against the governor regarding both the Online College and the Performance-Based Funding initiatives.

In case you weren’t already aware, the governor wields a lot of power, and, believe it or not, these two initiatives were at the top of his agenda with respect to the budget for the entire state of California!