Re “California promises free community college tuition, but how will it pay?” (sacbee.com, Nov. 13): I am glad California has recognized the need to cut community college costs, and the Folsom Lake College Promise Program is an excellent example of the positive effects this can have. However, we don’t have to pay for community college fee waivers through regressive sales tax measures. Reforming the commercial side of Proposition 13 would give us local revenue that can help fund community college fee waivers, plus early childhood education, K-12 education, and the rest of the California college system. By making large corporations pay their fair share, we can send students to community college for free, and support them getting there by providing better funding for early childhood and K-12 education.
Alison Wuensch, San Francisco