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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

    Letter to the editor: Io Ieong Fong

    Dear La Voz,


    Recently, the new student employment policy was amended, and will be executed in the fall quarter.

    However, the newly amended policy is depriving the chance for students to work on campus as a way to support their families and academics.

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    Originally, students who are at half-time status could work on campus, but the new policy abandons this case.

    So, this leads students into a harsh condition in funding their tuition. Also, the federal government has kept on tacking budget cuts to education in recent years; this furthers the financial burdens on the students.

    Though Daniel Disho, occupation training institute supervisor for the district, said he hopes the district will find ways to work within the rules, while finding ways to support students, we do not see the concrete ways.

    But we are fortunate that Prop 30 passed last year.

    Moreover, the effectiveness of this policy in guiding students to prioritize their academics is questionable. Even though students work fewer hours on campus, they might find jobs elsewhere.

    Since students need money to support their studies and families, some of them would sacrifice academics over work.

    So, the new policy could not serve its purpose at all.

    Rather, the Federal government should focus on promoting affordable education.

    -Io Ieong Fong, business major

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