AB 705 requires community college districts to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in math and English within a one-year timeframe by utilizing assessment measures that include high school performance to achieve this goal. What is the intent of AB 705? The text of this bill can be read in full here. The Legislature provided a number of findings, and declarations to guide system and college implementation…

Dreamers

A grim reality bears down on young people brought to the United States as infants or children. Many have been raised in California schools and now attend Central Valley colleges and universities. Since 2012, these undocumented students have been granted temporary permission to stay in the United States through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. This measure was a temporary policy fix. However, DACA has delivered more than protection,…