Faculty Files Lawsuit to Block Closure of City College of San Francisco

CFT president Joshua Pechthalt (at mic) announces the filing of a suit seeking an injunction to stop the closure of City College San Francisco.  The suit was filed against the ACCJC.  Behind Pechthalt, from left, Student Trustee Shanell Williams, SF Supervisor David Campos, AFT 2121 president Alisa Messer, and Supervisor Scott Weiner.  Photo by Chris Hanzo.

CFT president Joshua Pechthalt (at mic) announces the filing of a suit seeking an injunction to stop the closure of City College San Francisco. The suit was filed against the ACCJC. Behind Pechthalt, from left, Student Trustee Shanell Williams, SF Supervisor David Campos, AFT 2121 president Alisa Messer, and Supervisor Scott Weiner. Photo by Chris Hanzo.

California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 recently announce they were filing a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court to block the planned closure of City College of San Francisco (CCSF), which is supposed to go into effect beginning next school year.

Speaking at a press conference Sept. 23 were students, faculty, and elected officials determined to keep the college open and fully accredited by overturning decisions of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

“The students of CCSF deserve the highest quality education we can provide, and the ACCJC must be held accountable for their reckless, irresponsible and illegal actions,

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