Faculty sues to keep California's biggest community college open

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Teachers at City College of San Francisco have sued to block regulators from taking steps to shutter California's largest community college, which was stripped of its accreditation earlier this year.

The California Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of the 78-year-old college's 1,500 instructors.

It seeks an injunction to stop the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges from shutting the college, which has 80,000 students. The commission voted in July to stop accrediting the school next year, citing a lack of financial accountability and other longstanding problems.

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