In this edition of “This Week in California Education,” Executive Director Louis Freedberg, and Editor-at-Large John Fensterwald interview Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and Tayrn Ishida,  executive director of Californians for Justice, a student-led, social justice nonprofit. Student organizer Robert Paige joined the conversation.

Among the issues they discuss:

  • A frank report released by the California Community Colleges covering where the system is succeeding, where it’s falling short and what can be done to significantly increase the numbers of students who complete certificate programs, associate degrees and transfer requirements to a 4-year college  (read the story).
  • A recent rally in Sacramento organized by students and supporters of Californians for Justice in defense of the Local Control Funding Formula and the finance and school reforms it has put into place.


Produced by Sarah Tan