Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cutting class

The south county satellite of San Joaquin Delta College is revving up, but the college overall is winding down many courses and classes.

Budget cuts are forcing administrators to consider narrowing the college's focus, according to several local reports, possibly even the base level English, reading, writing and math courses.

Another $3.65 million in cuts will do that to you.

But the upshoot is that, to quote one of these news outlets, Delta College "may never be the broad community resource it is today."

One of the best aspects of Delta, as it currently stands, is that it is an institution that serves a wide variety of people in an area where affordable higher education has been hard to come by. It would be a shame if that were to change.

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