Pasadena City College has been a vital part of our community since the 1920s.
It was a key element to the 6-4-4 Plan.
Michael James in his book, "The Conspiracy of the Good" describes the 6-4-4 Plan:
"Grouped in age graded clusters...students first attended kindergarten before beginning six years of elementary school, then four years at a junior/senior high school, followed by four more years at a senior/junior college, the last two years being devoted to the first two years of college. This was a seamless, fourteen-year educational experiment that was considered so unique in scope and enterprise only a community like Pasadena could pull it off".
This bit of history reminded me that PCC has been a part of ground breaking work in many, many ways.
It's grand to see that there seems to be a movement afoot to reduce the grass on campus and the use of water. In a way they are reinforcing the idea that a community like Pasadena, or a college like PCC, can do something that is both groundbreaking in approach and with the potential of a grand outcome.