December 22, 2022

David Tellez had to make a tough decision — continue attending community college full-time, or focus on making money at work for his family. Like thousands of others in the last few years, he chose the latter. Just how many students left California’s community college system? And what are those colleges doing to win them back?


  • David Tellez, Student, Citrus Community College
  • Michael Burke, Reporter, EdSource

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Education Beat is a weekly podcast. This week’s episode is hosted by EdSource’s Ashley A. Smith and produced by Coby McDonald.