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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2015 Election
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Maria "Sokie" Quintero
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 1


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What is the single most important issue facing LACCD today? How, as Trustee, would you deal with it?

The implementation of the student success act is imperative to ensure our students will receive needed services for them to achieve their goals of either to transfer or enter the workforce. As a trustees, we need to provide financial support to our campuses to increase classes that will help students transfer and partner with businesses to provide internships for students. We need to look at our district and duplicate successful programs to meet the goals of our students.

2. How would you address the level of resources now devoted to remedial classwork at our community colleges?

The need to increase developmental courses in our district is imperative to ensure that our students have the chance to achieve their academic goals. We need to continue the concurrent enrollment with high school students so we can expose them to college and in turn this will help to alleviate the basic skills courses in the future.

In addition, we need to fund more resources for tutorial programs and career advisement to ensure students stay on track and focus on academic goals.

3. How would you prioritize the various roles of the community college today?

Our community college system is a port of entry to higher education to a diverse population of students. We need to provide necessary guidance for students to identify the academic goals and provide the necessary resources to successfully accomplish their goals.

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