At a time when local and state governments are facing declining revenue and budget cuts are imminent, we cannot divest from community colleges, which is a critical stepping stone for so many first-generation students.
As a Peralta trustee, I will work to ensure a healthy budget that reflects the values of the community we serve by investing in students, not relying on fee hikes, and avoiding cuts that come at the expense of faculty and students.
Prioritize the Peralta to career pipeline
We have to prioritize the Peralta-to-career pipeline by increasing access to technical training courses and state-certified apprenticeship programs to help students gain high-road employment opportunities in the 21st-century job market.
Increase access to financial aid & resources
If we are intent on breaking the cycle of poverty and addressing income inequality, we have to dismantle economic barriers to getting a quality college education, especially for low-income, first-generation & undocumented students and working parents.
Bridge the gap in tech literacy
Virtual learning should not be a barrier to student success. As Peralta trustee, I will work to bridge the gap in tech literacy to ensure that all students regardless of income have the tools and resources critical to their ability to succeed.
Invest in faculty & data-driven practices
At a time when there is so much uncertainty about the future of education during this pandemic, we have to reinvest in the success of our students. As a Peralta trustee, I will collaborate with faculty to navigate distance learning and use data-driven practices to successfully navigate Peralta through this global pandemic.