College & Workforce Readiness

A Critique of Obama’s Community College Proposal

By Catherine Gewertz — July 17, 2009 1 min read

The American Enterprise Institute’s Rick Hess offers a darker take on Obama’s community college proposal, saying it will pump “more dollars into outmoded systems so [community colleges] can give credentials of uncertain value to more students.” (Hat tip to Mike Kirst over at the College Puzzle blog.) The New York Times’ David Brooks has a more supportive take on it here.

I had linked you to info about the announcement earlier this week, in conjunction with talking about a new government prediction about the shape of the jobs market.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.