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Say NO To Proprietary Education

I am sending two of my local legislators in California and in Washington DC my suggestions in helping to improve the cost of higher education for students in our district, state and nation.

We should require any private school who receives Cal Grants, Pell Grants and Federal Student Loans to accept any lower division coursework from any accredited school. Also the private school courses need to be transferable back to the CSU and UC systems at the same time.

Having to repeat classes all over again is an added expense for students who want to attend a school of their choice. If an Algebra class or an English class is accredited it should be accepted by the student’s new school. Such as people going to Chaffey College and wanting to transfer to a school such as Otis Art College in Los Angeles and they end up rejecting the majority of the lower division courses the student has taken which adds more cost.

For example I went to an online school such as Western Governors University, at the last minute on my last semester I realized that they did not prepare me well and I withdrew from my student teaching program. I think the first semester that taught education fundamentals should at least give some credit to places such as Cal Poly Pomona or UC Riverside as an example. Proprietary classes are not a good thing for our students and taxpayers as a whole.

Adding changes to our higher education system would be very helpful and help save future students money and time by improving reciprocity in coursework to help meet students educational goals. 

Responding To: New laws take effect in California

Since the Facebook commenting software is either not displaying my comments or the staffers at the Daily Bulletin are censoring comments even though they were quite tame I would like to address my views on the issues here at my personal blog.

How can this be bigotry when we are allowing ILLEGALS a chance to get financial aid? They need to become legal…then they can get all the aid they want! – David Serbin

David, I do agree. Its bigotry when we give them education and they find out they can not get employed due to their illegal status. When money is hard to come by for public services, we should not be throwing good money away. Gil Cedilo the author of AB 131 should of only authorized the funds when Joe Baca’s PROUD act gets approved in congress.

For Blue County editor Patrick Kahler, he posted a message also that I tried to reply to.

Greg Pierce Bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, bad spelling and grammar, I am so glad you have found a home in the Tea Party. Why is it the Republicants are so concerned about what goes on in the bedroom, call themselves Christians, yet hate people? So much for loving thy fellow man at Christmas lecture they heard. God Bless…

I can agree with you when it deals about the Republican Party fetish about making the lives of LGBT people with misery and using Latinos as wedge issues. Republicans are doing their best to make themselves irrelevant in California when my party should do their best in attracting voters, not chasing them away. Our state is getting less pale skinned and more young people believe LGBT people should be treated with respect.

I appreciate the fact that there are thousands who want to enter our borders each day, but we do not have the infrastructure or the money to accept any or all of the tired masses. However if people want to do something for the nation such as serve in the armed forces or do agricultural work for 3-4 years then I have no qualms about people earning a green card.