Endorsement: Vote yes on Measure LA to invest in community colleges (Proposition 6)
Measure LA would invest in community colleges through a combination of tax and fee increases, providing an opportunity for California to increase access to affordable education opportunities for all students.
California’s community colleges provide a high-quality education at a fraction of the cost of higher education, while also providing opportunities for students to launch into career fields that might not have been available to them otherwise.
The Community Colleges should be free, fully funded and have access to the same kinds of grants, loans and other financial aid that a private college or university like Cal State Fullerton uses to help students afford tuition.
Measure LA would provide the Community Colleges with a much-needed infusion of funding from state taxpayers to help ease overcrowding at the colleges that have seen enrollment plummet nationwide.
We believe this is the right thing to do. No one is paying more than the average student’s tuition at Cal State Fullerton, and our tax-payer funded colleges have been cutting back on resources to ensure more students can access a quality education.
We need to invest in our youth and communities by creating an education system that serves all children regardless of their economic background.
Measure LA is a common sense investment that will make California’s colleges more accessible and affordable for all students, including those from low income households.
Measure LA would provide an investment for the community colleges to keep our student populations healthy, which will serve to improve the schools’ academic and operational performance.
The investment will also enable Community Colleges to keep more of their budget surplus and improve their ability to keep serving students from low-income families.
Measure LA would also help to ensure the Community Colleges are able to recruit more top students into their ranks, which will in turn improve the academic performance of the community colleges.
We believe it is the right thing to do and it is our responsibility to provide an opportunity for our state’s students to attend a top-shelf college education.
“We are asking all Californians to vote Yes on