Accreditors firm on deadline for closing City College of San Francisco

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Leaders of the commission seeking to revoke accreditation from City College of San Francisco said Thursday that they will not grant the school more time to fix its problems because U.S. Department of Education lawyers told their lawyers such an extension is prohibited.

Commission lawyers consulted the federal lawyers on Wednesday, raising the possibility that the commission could adopt a policy allowing it to extend its July 31 revocation deadline to let the college avoid closure. "

It's gibberish," Barbara Beno, president of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, said bluntly.

The commission leaders said that their job is to be "quality assurers" and that they had told the college in 2006 that it needed to make repairs, but it failed to do so.

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