The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 24, 2013. The California Federation of Teachers on Tuesday filed a lawsuit that seeks to block the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges fromrevoking the City College of San Francisco’s accreditation next year. The city attorney of San Francisco filed a similar suit last month, but the union’s lawyer said the new suit hits the commission with accusations that go beyond what was alleged in the city’s complaint.
The union asserted that, among other things, the commission was biased by conflicts of interest. It also accused the commission of voting to revoke the college’s accreditation earlier than its own policy allowed. The federation was joined in the suit by the American Federation of Teachers Local 2121, which represents City College faculty members.
The commission itself came under fire last month, when the U.S. Department of Education warned it that it was out of compliance with several federal regulations, saying that it could face its own sanctions if the problems were not fixed within a year.