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{"id":1825175,"block_id":"fitzthereporter_1382042366","theme_id":31,"user_id":200546,"path":"COLLEGE-FOR-THE-RICH-AND-FOR-THE-POOR","title":" COLLEGE FOR THE RICH AND FOR THE POOR","pubtitle":" COLLEGE FOR THE RICH AND FOR THE POOR","tags":"","public":true,"publicAccess":true,"thumb":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-thumbs-200/fitzthereporter_1382042366.jpg","width":550,"copyright":null,"properties":{"social":"facebook","publishType":0,"transparent":false,"rtl":false,"export_settings":{"showGrid":true,"showValues":true},"whitelabel":false,"embed_button":"enabled","title_link":"infogram","custom_logo":"none","user_embed_button_text":"Share","decimal_separator":".,"},"elements":[{"type":"particle","particle_id":14424487,"object_id":"05a6bdeb-ea67-11e4-a037-7b5f270fdca9","particle_type":"maintitle","picture":null,"text":" COLLEGE FOR THE RICH AND FOR THE POOR","content_type":"","title":null,"shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653554,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382051025","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"Bill AB955 passes creating two tiered payment <br>system for community college classes<br>","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653534,"object_id":"fitzthereporter_1382050965","particle_type":"image","picture":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/fitzthereporter_1382050965.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653461,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382050459","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"AB 955 is&nbsp;a bill creating a pilot program&nbsp;to raise community college tuition, allowing six allegedly overcrowded community colleges to charge the full cost of their classes during summer and winter sessions. <br><br>A three-unit class would jump in cost from $138 to roughly $600, depending on the college involved. Authored by Assemblyman Das Williams (D- Santa Barbara), the bill was just passed by Governor Jerry Brown last week.&nbsp;The colleges in the pilot are College of the Canyons, Crafton Hills College, Long Beach City College, Oxnard College, Pasadena City College and Solano Community College.Local <br><br>San Francisco community college advocates said the pilot program could crack open the door to a future where two-tiered access to community college is the norm: The rich will be able to get classes, and the poor will be crowded out.&nbsp;<br><br>A similar system was proposed at Santa Monica College last year, and protests erupted, which are pictured above.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653349,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382049488","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"The new \"high demand\" classes at six pilot schools will charge higher tuition per unit. <br>","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":3242844,"object_id":"fitzthereporter_1382047494","chart_type_nr":4,"data":[[["Per Unit Cost of Classes","Dollars"],["NEW &quot;high demand classes&quot;","200"],["normal fees","46"]]],"custom":{"style":"bar-bar","height":"278","xlabel":"Dollars","xmin":"0","xmax":"300"},"colors":["#b38034","#34a6b5","#5bb7c3","#959595","#287f8a","#4c4c4c","#005863","#000000","#9af3ff","#e2e2e2"],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":null,"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653366,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382049618","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"\"Units\" are used to describe the amount of work in a class, and classes usually range from 2-3 units. Part time work load is usually calculated as below 12 units, and a full time work load is 15 units. That means a full load of high demand classes could cost $3,000 a semester, versus $690.&nbsp;","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653432,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382050197","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"California community college tuition (per unit) through the years<br>*before 1984 tuition was free","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":3243138,"object_id":"fitzthereporter_1382049797","chart_type_nr":1,"data":[[["Year","2013"],["2013","46"],["2008","20"],["2004","18"],["2000","11"],["1990","5"],["1986","5"],["1983","0"]]],"custom":{"showInLineValues":true,"ylabel":"Dollars (per unit)"},"colors":["#ed3d92","#f26fae","#f09ec6","#f0a6ca","#f0bbd5","#f0c9dc","#f0c5da","#f0d8e3","#9af3ff","#e2e2e2"],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":null,"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653443,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382050278","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"VIDEO <br>At 34:40 California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris tells the Board of Governors why AB955 is a bad idea&nbsp;","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653057,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382047008","particle_type":"video","picture":null,"text":"//youtube.com/embed/mGhIs8YUmZM&feature"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653060,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382047038","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris' remarks about AB955 start at 34:40 on the video.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":2653068,"object_id":"fitzthereporter1382047078","particle_type":"quote","picture":null,"text":"--quote from the video--","content_type":"","title":"all of who think this is bad public policy for california need to speak out forcefully on what a huge policy change this is. We have had historically...free open and equal access. 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