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In the last two years, the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) cut more than 550 sections and laid off the equivalent of 130 full-time instructors with more expected next year–all with no input from students, staff, or faculty! Instructors, librarians, nurses and counselors have questioned the wisdom of these cuts and students are having trouble getting the classes that they need, or even registering for those that are still available.
PCCD has the money to avoid these cuts.
Please send a letter to Chancellor Jackson and PCCD Trustees to let them know we demand an end to class cuts and an investment in our students.