Saturday, May 30, 2009

CA Governor proposes big cuts to college physical education

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed trimming state money for physical education courses at community colleges as a result of the budget shortfall.

Under the governor's proposal, P.E. classes would be funded as noncredit courses, resulting in a 40 percent cut in state funding. The plan, unveiled in his revised budget this month, would cut millions of dollars from the budgets of some college districts and eliminate numerous part time teaching positions.

Schwarzenegger's proposal comes as he tries to cut billions from the state budget.