Students and staff from community colleges throughout California gathered at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Mission campus to discuss legislation, particularly the Student Success Act, that organizers feel threatens community college students.
The conference "was the first time that students from community colleges across California came together like this,” said Everic Dupuy, a student at CCSF.
Dupuy participated in a panel with fellow students and teachers explaining the Student Success Act. The act would implement six recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force, a body created in January 2011 to investigate policy changes to increase graduation rates at community colleges.
Students have vehemently opposed the recommendations that the task force made. A December issue of the Guardsman, CCSF’s newspaper, was devoted to that opposition.