Thursday, March 05, 2015
And doing the job was what the students and faculty here were about until, three days before the spring semester began, they were told with no warning that their Eddy Street facility would be closed for seismic upgrades. Students were shuffled off to other buildings, some outside their neighborhood. It is not clear how much education was disrupted and/or whether some students were just lost.
The shock of the sudden closing lingers. Faculty and staff consider the unexpected move another outrage perpetrated by an imposed special trustee put in place in response to an attack on the college by an unaccountable, private accrediting commission. The elected City College board was deposed. It's taken a court case to get CCSF's foes to back off. But democracy won't be restored until the elected trustees are back on the job.