BY NARCISA POLONIO WITH DAVID CONNER
We are all keenly aware of the difficult economy and the adjustments it has required of our communities, our neighbors, our families, and ourselves. All around us, local businesses have shuttered their doors; most of us have been forced, in one way or another, to tighten our fiscal belts.
As Americans look for ways to reboot
their careers, the value and contributions of the nation’s community and
technical colleges cannot be oversold.
A wave of unprecedented support—
from the press, the public, even the
White House—has shone a light on the
benefits of an affordable, quality community college education.
Despite unprecedented strides, the
pressure of ballooning enrollments—
mixed with the sting of impending
budget cuts—threatens to undo much
of our progress. >>