The Renegade Rip

The Los Angeles teacher’s strike ends with reform

Amy Sarmiento, Reporter

January 24, 2019

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Teachers and educators throughout the Los Angeles public school district went on strike in earlier in January, impacting about 500,000 students and their families. Teachers sought to improve students’ overall education by demanding that the district hire more school staff, decrease class size, and provide higher wages. Many argued this affected the current students’...

Bakersfield ranks among least educated cities in California

Malachi Parker, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under News

Of the 150 most populated metropolitan cities across the states, when it comes to education, Bakersfield ranks 147. According to, Bakersfield ranks towards the bottom in most categories, such as the percentage of high school diploma holders, percentage of people who hold higher degrees, while educating children in a below average public-school system. Milto...

Professional development conference discusses early childhood literacy, education, homelessness, and hunger

Paige Atkison, Reporter

April 16, 2018

Filed under News

Dozens of activists, community organizers, and professionals attended a professional development conference at the Doubletree Inn on Wednesday, April 4. The 28 Annual Professional Development Conference for Nonprofits was held by the United Way of Kern County, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood literacy, education, homelessness, and hunger. The...

Colleges may be granted millions for education

Issy Barrientos, Reporter

February 11, 2018

Filed under News

The 2018-19 state budget proposed by Governor Jerry Brown emphasizes higher education. The proposal is set to grant colleges and universities millions of dollars’ worth of funding and to establish an online community college. According to the proposal, the California Community College system will receive “rewards” if they are able to meet certain criteria including the...

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

Shafter Learning Center offers second express enrollment for the community

January 28, 2018

The Shafter Learning Center held a secondary express enrollment date for those who wanted to enroll in college at BC on Jan. 9, for the Spring semester. This...

Speaker advocates for global education

Speaker advocates for global education

October 4, 2017

Education is the key to solving most of the problems we have today, said Orubba Almansouri, a native of Yemen, at a distinguished speaker’s series, held...

The news site of Bakersfield College