Community College Will Let Donors Restore Courses

August 31, 2009

City College of San Francisco is going ahead with its idea of letting donors pay $6,000 to restore one of the 800 courses canceled due to budget cuts, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. The plan was initially controversial, but gained support after safeguards were added to prevent scenarios such as a tobacco company sponsoring a health course. So far, eight individuals have pledged gifts to restore a course. The San Francisco newspaper reported that one of them is Mary Allen, who taught mathematics at the college from 1969 to 1993 and who has asked that her gift be used to restore a mathematics course. "City College was good to me.... Now it's pay-back time," she said.

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