(This article also appeared in the Nov.1, 2010 issue of Community College Week)
”It’s time to reform our community colleges so that they provide Americans of all ages a chance to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to compete for the jobs of the future.”
This was a directive from President Obama during the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges.
The summit, chaired by Second Lady Jill Biden, a Northern Virginia Community College professor, drilled home one clear message — community colleges are the linchpin for our nation’s economic success. Community colleges have been given a national spotlight, a presidential charge to reform and produce an additional 5 million graduates, $2 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and Education, and significant funding from several foundations, including Lumina, Gates, and Joyce foundations… Read More