Urges Board to consider Maricopa Model to reduce post-secondary educational inequity between east and west County; says 70,000 citizens now on east side to support new college compared to less than 40,000 in entire County when College began in late 1960s
Ruth Wicks addressed the Governing Board at its November 2017 meeting regarding a statement made by West-County Voting Bloc member Pat McCasland at the October meeting that things will “never, ever be equal” in terms of learning opportunities between the east and west sides of Yavapai County. Wicks urged the Board to examine the Maricopa model to reduce the enormous inequality between the two sides of the County.
She pointed out that an administrative college is completely sustainable on the east side of the County with more than 70,000 citizens now living on that side of the County. When the College was begun in the late 1960s, she reminded the Board there were less than 40,000 citizens in the entire County.
You may view Wicks addressing the Board on this subject in the video below.