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Last week, TCF senior fellow Rick Kahlenberg released "How Higher Education Funding Shortchanges Community Colleges," a report shedding light on the consequences of the inequality in funding between community colleges and four-year institutions. An article today in CBS MoneyWatch discusses the report's findings and the political landscape of community college funding.
A major conclusion of the Century Foundation study is that trying to educate community college students on the cheap isn't working.
One consequence of inadequate resources is the dismal graduation record of two-year colleges. While 81 percent of first-time community college students say they want to earn at least a bachelor's degree, only 12 percent manage to do so after six years of trying. During the same period, two-thirds of students haven't earned an associate's degree or a certificate.
Read the full article here.
In recent decades, and especially since 2000, the richest Americans have enjoyed soaring income and wealth while the rest of the population's living standards have stagnated. The Century Foundation was one of the first institutions to raise serious concerns about these trends and propose ideas for improving economic conditions for all Americans- not just the fortunate few.
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