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Document Number: 5309

Keeping America's Promise: A Report on the Future of the Community College PDF - Community colleges are the critical access points of higher education and economic opportunity for half of the nationís college students. A new ECS/League for Innovation in the Community College report shows, however, that while these institutions are affordable and effective, they are undervalued and underfunded. Reduced state financing and shifts in financial aid policies are sending well over a quarter million prospective students each year away from the nationís community colleges. The report looks at the changing characteristics of the student population, the escalating demand for postsecondary education, the gaps among groups in educational access and attainment, and the implications for community colleges. (Katherine Boswell and Cynthia D. Wilson, editors, Education Commission of the States, League for Innovation in the Community College, July 2004)...
Author: Katherine Boswell & Cynthia D. Wilson, eds.
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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