California voted to unseat the commission that accredits its community colleges

The Board of Governors for California’s community colleges was right to pull the plug on an accrediting commission that lost its way.

Its handling of City College of San Francisco exposed the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges as arrogant, stubborn, nontransparent and obsessed with minutia instead of its main mission: assuring quality education for the students.

A scathing report by the state auditor, which examined five years of actions, laid out a long list of shortcomings by the accrediting commission.

In the CCSF case, the commission operated with a lack of...

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