Create More 4-Year Community College Degrees
It is an unfortunate reality that in America the gap between rich and poor has grown over the last 50 years. This increasing wealth gap has come at the expense of the middle class, once a defining characteristic of the American dream, now a sort of economic vanishing point on a horizon of distress and unrest.
Jobs demand education. The health and stability of the American economy depends on the innovation of its public educational system and, in particular, the innovation of its community colleges.
Originally published: September 21, 2022
Author: Sonya Christian
Institution: Kern Community College District
Published by: Inside Higher Ed