SF Chronicle: CCSF trustee turns fiery in retorts to accreditors

Don’t argue with the umpire.

That’s been the mantra of City College of San Francisco trustees for a year as they have struggled to satisfy the requirements of a stern accrediting commission without back talk or complaint.

But now that the commission has said it will revoke the college’s operating license next year and state officials have stripped the elected trustees of their decision-making powers, one trustee has broken ranks and decided it’s time to get in the umpire’s face.

“The failure here is not City College’s but the accreditor’s,” Trustee Rafael Mandelman wrote Monday in an opinion piece in The Chronicle, in which he argued that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges is causing “real harm” to City College with its requirement that the school come into full compliance with all accrediting standards or lose its right to operate.

2017-12-11T23:45:48+00:00 August 14th, 2013|

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