SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A spokesman for the California Community Colleges System says his office is seeking advice from the state attorney general's office into whether a plan at a Southern California college to charge students more for popular classes is legal.
Paul Feist of the California Community College Chancellor's office said Wednesday that his office doesn't believe a plan that would offer core courses about four times the current cost at Santa Monica College is allowed under the state's education law.
Feist said Chancellor Jack Scott spoke to Santa Monica President Chui Tsang, asking that the proposal be put on hold but Tsang was non-committal. An email message left with college spokesman Bruce Smith was not immediately returned.
As many as 30 demonstrators protested the new plan Tuesday already approved by the college board of trustees. Some students were pepper-sprayed by police.
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