UDC Says Community College Risks Cuts unless it Gets $8 Million from District

January 26, 2011  |  

(Washington Post) — Officials at the University of the District of Columbia say they might have to scale back its recently launched community college unless it immediately receives $8 million from the D.C. government, putting new pressure on city leaders struggling to close a growing budget shortfall.  The request, which is shining light on a deal struck last year between D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) when he was council chairman, raises questions about whether taxpayers can sustain the university’s rapidly expanding mission.

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