An article by the Associated Press examines the way California community college leaders are struggling with the competing demands of student access and success.
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS CALL FOR OVERHAUL
California community college leaders have signed off on major policy changes aimed at boosting graduation and transfer rates in the 112-campus system, despite concerns measures could hurt disadvantaged students. The 22 recommendations will go to the state Legislature for review after the California Community Colleges’ governing board on Monday (1/10/11) endorsed the measures recommended by the state-appointed Student Success Task Force. Backers believe the proposals, if implemented, will help more students complete degree and certificate program and transfer to University of California and California State University campuses. That would help reduce the number of dropouts and create a more educated workforce.
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