I would like to let you know why some of the students here at L.A. Community College are more than upset with the faculty that will be laid off, because the board of trustees doesn't see the need for some of the classes that are being held here, like human services, dental assisting, occupational therapy, optics vision. These are the ones that are hard hit.
There are students in these programs who only have one year to go to get their A.A. degree, but they will not get it because the classes will be dropped.
Some of the students here are not young people right out of high school. Some, like myself, are mothers who don't want to live on welfare and food stamps in small apartments all of our lives. The community college is our way out of this mess, and now the board of trustees and all the people with degrees, homes, cars, and money in the bank don't want us to have the same things too.