Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream
Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
Panel discussion to be followed by lunch.
RSVP required. Seats are limited.
Community colleges are more important than ever to American economic competitiveness and social mobility, yet more than half of entering students fail to receive a certificate or degree within six years. Many fine efforts are being pursued to scale up best practices at community colleges, but should we go further and rethink the basic ways in which two-year institutions are financed and governed? Please join us for the release of the report of The Century Foundation Task Force on Preventing Community Colleges from Becoming Separate and Unequal. (Learn more about the 22-member Task Force, which was supported by the Ford Foundation and co-chaired by Eduardo Padrón and Anthony Marx.) The forum will feature:
Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Anthony Marx, President, New York Public Library and Former President, Amherst College (Task Force Co-Chair)
Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College (Task Force Co-Chair)
Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation (Task Force Executive Director)
Isaac Cameron, Former Student, Highline Community College, and Amherst College Graduate
Jonathan Alter, Columnist, Bloomberg View (moderator)
The Century Foundation (TCF), founded in 1919 by the progressive businessman Edward A. Filene, is a nonprofit public policy research institution committed to the belief that a mix of effective government, open democracy, and free markets is the most effective solution to the challenges facing the United States.
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