Whether your focus is curricular and academic or includes broader political interests, the impact of the implementation of AB 705 can’t be overestimated. It’s not just a foot in the door leading to the privatization and corporatization of higher education -- the door has now been kicked open.

W e’re seeing the impact in our classes as students who are not prepared for college-level courses in math and English are being denied the chance to take the remedial classes that would have prepared them for those courses. Instead, the colleges are expanding the online NetTutor program to do what our faculty should be doing. It’s the District’s version of automation.