In Other News…

ICYMI: CFA activists also were busy last month at the State Capitol, testifying during an Senate Select Committee hearing focused on remedial education. During the hearing, legislators appeared to agree that remedial education needs to be reformed, but the real issue is the timing of it. Faculty, including Sarah Beeby, an Assistant Professor at Cal State LA, cautioned lawmakers that Executive Order 1110—which would eliminate placement tests and remedial English and Math courses in the CSU—imposes an unrealistic timeline. The order also created a policy and timeline that failed to include faculty input.

“Reform takes time. Studies show that other states (including Tennessee and Georgia) took three or more years to implement change and included vigorous debate and informed assessment,” Beeby said. “Faculty have proposed an alternative timeline, which is much more realistic, allowing faculty to do the work necessary to alter curriculum without undue harm to students.”

Click here to watch archived footage of the hearing.