In response to the opinion piece New initiative promises improved educational outcomes for East San Jose residents, there were ambiguous statements made about the National Hispanic University (now the Foundation for Hispanic Education), an institution that was founded by my late father, Dr. B. Roberto Cruz.

The San Jose/Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) initiative should not be pursued because it is not consistent with NHU/TFHE’s 39-year-old educational philosophy.

The op-ed states: “Despite the progress and successes, NHU continued having regulatory and financial challenges. In 2013, The U.S. Department of Education’s determination that NHU’s Liberal Studies program students were not eligible for Title IV federal funding (student financial aid) proved to be the tipping point for a small private tuition-driven university.”

For the record, NHU had

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