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SF City College’s plan for free summer classes shot down by mayor’s office

April 9, 2018
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Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle

“I’m kind of shocked that the city would do this to the students of San Francisco,” college Trustee John Rizzo said. “After all, the politicians took credit for it and said what a great thing it was — and now they’re just pulling the rug out from under the students.”

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CCSF trustees revive plans to build theater at Balboa Reservoir

March 9, 2017
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Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner

“We are now on solid ground, we are through the phase of fighting for our existence, and now we are going to improve City College,” Rizzo said in an interview Wednesday. “I see the performing arts center as a symbol of City College rising.”

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Fighting for City College (SF Bay Guardian)

October 15, 2014
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John Rizzo

I've tackled threats and intimidation from corrupt officials and an out-of-touch accrediting agency. City College needs strong and effective leadership because San Francisco needs a strong and educationally diverse City College.

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S.F. College evaluators proposed probation, not more severe sanctions

August 22, 2014
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Lee Romney, LA Times

The private panel that moved last year to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco has admitted in a court filing that all 15 members of its evaluation team recommended a less punitive sanction.

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Pelosi denounces City College's accreditors

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

“I think the ACCJC has run amok, they have lost their vision -- if they ever had one,” [Congresswoman Jackie] Speier told the Guardian. “They are riddled with conflicts of interest and arbitrariness.”

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