83.3 F
Los Angeles
Monday, August 3, 2020

Gov. Jerry Brown approves AB19, for one year free education

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 19 Friday, making the first year of community college free for high school students.

According to the LA Times, the state offers fee waivers for low income students, however some students don’t apply for it.

The new law secures funds for the program, according to the California legislative information website.

Enrollment fee for community college is $46 per unit.

According to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, the community college system estimates 19,000 students would be eligible for the fee waiver, which will cost the state $31 million dollars annually.

Pierce College students marched on Sept. 30 in Downtown Los Angeles in support of the bill.

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago marched that Saturday and spoke at City Hall.

“What we are fighting for is a better future than the generations before us,” Santiago said. “They ought to have free education, and we’re going to start with free community college.”

Latest article

BRIEF: Sports on hold until 2021

The California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors approved the implementation of the Contingency Plan (Plan D) for the return of athletics...

Column: Racist statues still on campus

As racial tensions in the U.S. continue to grow, I would think that Pierce College would want to eliminate any chance of one of...

LACCD Juneteenth March for Our Lives

People gathered for Los Angeles Community College District’s (LACCD) Juneteenth March for Our Lives event on Flower Street and Washington Boulevard near Los Angeles...

LACCD student dies after deputy-involved shooting

            Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) student Andres Guardado died after a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) involved shooting on June 18. He...

The Heroes Among Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWoXFv0TGxI&feature=youtu.be Karla Avalos photographs and films essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Advertisement -

Related Articles