Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jason Troia Won't Stay Quiet (OC Weekly)
     …He laughs. The 32-year-old [Jason] Troia is the talk of Long Beach. As the student representative on the Long Beach City College (LBCC) Board of Trustees, he has declared war on his own board, specifically over its decision this year to cut 11 of the school's vocational programs over budget concerns. His arsenal is a backpack filled with thousands of pages of documents that the English major has painstakingly combed through and highlighted to blast the trustees during board meetings. He can cite minutiae from LBCC's Academic Senate and College Planning Committee, as well as numerous districtwide reports that, he says, show all sorts of government malfeasance, from fudging stats about the programs' success rates to ignoring the pleas of students to flat-out breaking the law by refusing to comply with the Brown Act….

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's an ENGLISH MAJOR!

Roy Bauer said...

He's a bit of a loose cannon, too. Still, we enjoy this story--and his good grammar.

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