By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| Six out of eighteen California propositions are due to affect the community, students, and schools near San Bernardino in the upcoming November election. Proposition (Prop.) 51 relates to providing bonds for schools. It would allow California to borrow $9 billion in bonds and thus the money would go to K-12 public schools and community colleges for improvement in overall education, according to BALLOTPEDIA. If successfully passed schools will benefit greatly from this proposition because it will improve education by focusing on construction projects and will expand community colleges allowing more students to attend. Classes would be reduced, … [Read more...] about Six out of eighteen propositions to vote for
By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor| CSUSB ranked No.12 in U.S. for the criminal justice graduate program by College Choice. A national ranking service has listed CSUSB’s online criminal justice master’s degree program No.12 among 50 other colleges and universities, such as University of California Irvine and Arizona State University, just to name a few. CSUSB is also the only CSU to make its “Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice Degree Programs, 2016.” A Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice is available entirely online and is nearly identical to the on-campus program. The only difference is that the online students must take a comprehensive exam at the end of the program in … [Read more...] about CSUSB criminal justice top 12 in U.S.
By Caleb Gasteiger |Staff Writer| A new plan to redistribute billions of dollars in California school funds to poorer schools is at the top of Gov. Jerry Brown’s list of priorities despite scrutiny from many California Democrats. Brown’s goal is to get his new funding plan attached to the June budget to which Democratic lawmakers are urging him to pump the brakes on the initiative’s inaction. “I’m always concerned rushing something that is so important and so complex, under a deadline,” Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla said of Brown’s urgency to incorporate the plan on the June budget. Brown said, in a press conference on April 1, to anyone who plans on opposing his new … [Read more...] about Governor’s new plan would make “winners” and “losers” of schools
Mariela Limon |Staff Writer| The nation will be hit with $85 billion of automatic spending cuts beginning March 1, threatening jobs and funding nationwide, unless Congress agrees on a resolution plan to avoid cuts. According to a White House blog, “Congress passed a law saying that if they couldn’t agree on a plan to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion – including the $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction lawmakers in both parties have already accomplished over the last few years – about $1 trillion in automatic, arbitrary cuts would start to take effect this year.” If no action is taken, the proposed cuts will affect domestic and defense spending. White House officials released a … [Read more...] about Budget cuts aim to take $85 billion out of circulation