Bailouts

Facing Accreditation and Financial Woes, City College of San Francisco Wants a Bailout

Time to pull the plug

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Hundreds of faculty, students and activists marched from the Mission District to City Hall on Thursday demanding support for troubled City College of San Francisco, even as college leaders prepared to meet Friday's accreditation deadline that will determine whether California's largest public school lives or dies.

March 15 is the day all 14 accreditation deficiencies identified by inspectors last summer were supposed to be fixed. Not all were. But college administrators hope their report will persuade the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges that enough progress was made to justify an upgrade to probationary status, allowing them to continue receiving state funds and escape closure.

(H/T Sevo)