Thu, Apr 19, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
The Future of California's Community CollegesDownload audio (MP3)
With 2.6 million students, the state's community colleges have mostly accepted everyone with a California high school diploma. But a new state task force says the emphasis should change from broad access to getting more students to move quickly through the system to get a degree. Critics say that approach will exclude many people who need community college, including recent immigrants and seniors.
Host: Spencer Michels
- Jack Scott, chancellor of California Community Colleges
- Emily Kinner, student trustee in the Foothill DeAnza Community College District and president of the California Community College Association of Student Trustees
- Steve Kinsella, president and superintendent of Gavilan Community College in Gilroy
- Yasmin Delahoussaye, vice chancellor of educational programs and institutional effectiveness for the Los Angeles Community College District and member of the Student Success Task Force
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