Criminal charges possible for professors’ role in protest

November 5, 2009

by Staff Editorial

10News San Diego


The president of Southwestern College is facing criticism for placing four professors on paid academic leave following a protest over budget cuts, 10News reported.

A hearing with the teacher's union and the San Diego Community College District was set for Monday, but it was cancelled, amid talk the situation may soon become a criminal matter.

The protest was held Thursday on the Southwestern College campus to dispute the college's decision to cut classes next semester. It was peaceful, and school officials did not dispute that. They say it's what happened after the rally that resulted in the disciplinary action of four professors, one of whom returned to teach on Monday...

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