College Accreditation Agency Is Unfair, Rife With Conflict

Phil TingCalifornia Assemblymember Phil Ting’s excellent editorial on new legislation he introduced to rein in the abuses of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which voted to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco while giving Heald College a passing grade:

“California needs AB 1397 because the status quo is indefensible. The bill requires the commission to make its meetings public and to stop taking public comment after voting on accreditation. It establishes a strict conflict-of-interest policy to ensure independence and objectivity. Finally, it establishes a right for colleges to appeal sanctions.”

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Education Advocates Call for Accreditation Reform

Another protest on June 6 and promises of legislative action against ACCJC and its ridiculous decision to effectively shut down City College of San Francisco:

“Legislators and education advocates Friday called for curbs on the powers of college accreditors, who they accused of targeting City College of San Francisco while allowing violations by the for-profit Heald College to go unchecked.”

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Community Protests ACCJC Meeting on Fate of City College of San Francisco

Students, teachers, staff, and community supporters protest ACCJC meeting to consider the fate of City College of San Francisco (CCSF), in Burlingame, California, on June 5, 2013. U.S. Department of Education: time to decertify ACCJC! For more info, see