Three of the bills that the Latino and Latina Roundtable met with legislators and educated them on as part of the College for all Coalition have all moved on! (See the Congratulations Below)
AB-1930 – (the Student eligibility in Public Postsecondary Education bill) – which questions the Cal State University system’s consideration of raising admissions requirements to include an additional year of quantitative reasoning – which we believe will deepen the divide in the student achievement gap across the state and impact the admission of underrepresented students. This bill will require the Cal State and UC system to discuss the impact of these changes on underrepresented community, calls for an independent study, and requires consultation with the k-12 and community college systems before moving ahead.
AB – 1835 (the Educational Finance and Accountability bill) which will ensure accountability of our school districts to identify and report supplemental LCFF concentration grant funds – and ensure that these funds are spent on unduplicated students or students who need them the most.
SB-1130 (the Telecommunications California Advanced Services Fund bill) which deals with outdated broadband requirements that don’t meet the needs of modern applications, remote education, and the needs of underserved areas. Hence, this bill qill raise the CA Advanced Services funds requirements in terms of what communities are served – and provides a path for the development of broadband and modern fiber infrastructure development in underserved communities.
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:05 PM
Subject: GOOD NEWS! from College for All Coalition
Thank you all for your tireless efforts in advocating for the Coalition’s 2020 education priorities.
- AB 1930 and AB 1835 both passed through the Senate Elections Committee last Wednesday
- SB 1130 just passed 9-3 in the Asm. Communications and Conveyance Committee on Monday. It will now go onto the Asm. Floor