The unintended consequences of oversimplified solutions to complex problems are harming California's community colleges; we need foundational and systemic shifts to fundamentally improve student success.
Five years after California adopted a law transforming remedial education, some colleges still have remedial classes. New legislation would make it difficult to keep them.
During an EdSource roundtable, panelists discussed new ideas for improving working conditions for the 37,000 part-time faculty at California's community colleges.
Members of the governing board for California's community colleges are urged to focus the system on helping students stay enrolled and complete studies.
California's community colleges' declining enrollment won't reduce state funding but adjunct profs may lose opportunities.
Most part-time faculty do not have health benefits, though they make up 70% of community college faculty.
Calbright College will provide essential training to help workers recover from the looming economic recession.