Action item on City College

Hi All,

Interesting article in today's Examiner regarding the final candidates for City College Chancellor.

LPSF was the "official" opponent of the City College parcel tax in last year's elections, and we should remain involved in this important subject. The choice of finalists is pretty interesting, which the article does not pick up at all. The article says Stephen Curtis was fired from Philadelphia Community College, but does not say why. I quick Google indicates that he was a proponent of partial privatization, since the tax base had evaporated in Philadelphia.

The big question is how did Curtis make it to the finals in a town like this, with strong teachers' unions like we have? Are the "save City College" politicians boondoggling their voter base, knowing full well that there is no tax well left to fund the college? This is important because we Libertarians have been blabbing in favor of privatizing education forever. Well, there might be an opportunity to help bring that about here, and make CCSF a useful institution for students who want to learn, not just for those who want the financial aid to pay their rent.

The article says there will be a meeting to meet the finalists "on Monday and Wednesday in a series of forums at the Ocean Avenue campus...All forums will be held at 50 Phelan Avenue Room 505."

The Chronicle gives a better schedule:
"Meet the finalists All sessions are at the main campus of City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., Rosenberg Library, Room 505.
Stephen Curtis, 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Monday.
Terry Calaway, 1:30 to 2 p.m. Wed. Oct. 9.
Arthur Tyler, 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Wed. Oct. 9.