A Win for Equality and Solidarity at Peralta!

I’ve been on the Peralta Board for over 7 years now. I’ve worked on many issues on many fronts– often successfully, and sometimes with less progress.  One issue, however, that I have always come back to is fighting to give all of the students in our District an equal chance at a good education regardless of which campus they attend.

When I was first elected in 2004, I found that the funding per student at both Laney College and Berkeley City College (BCC- but then called “Vista College”) was significantly lower than the district average. This meant much longer lines for financial and counseling, more difficulty getting classes from core faculty members, and dramatically bigger work-loads for the employees on each of these two campuses. Continue reading