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.
The Future of California's Community Colleges
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
Emily Kinner, student trustee in the Foothill DeAnza Community College District and president of the California Community College Association of Student Trustees
Jack Scott, chancellor of California Community Colleges