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Foothill could grow 25 percent, president says

Original post made on Jan 30, 2008

Foothill College could grow from about 20,000 to 25,000 students in coming years, a 25 percent increase, President Judy Miner told Palo Alto school officals Tuesday. While Palo Alto schools struggle to find money and space for ever more students, Miner said the community college relies on students to receive state funds that calculated on enrollment.

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on Jan 30, 2008 at 9:58 am

It makes sense that if elementary and secondary schools are increasing enrollment, that the third level educational schools will follow with increasing numbers of students. Since Foothill has always been a stopgap for many PA high school graduates, plus those doing middle college, it would make sense that these colleges are also feeling the pinch.

What we really need is more college spaces statewide. This has to start with the private colleges and top UCs and continue at all levels of tertiary education.

California's population is growing and housing is keeping up with it, but somehow it is always education that lags behind. With the increasing population forecasted for the future, we should work now to improve education, not wait until the schools (all of them) are overcrowded. Think ahead.

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