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Statement Prepared for the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Community College Symposium

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Community colleges play a critical role in increasing economic opportunity for adults by helping individuals move out of dead-end, low-wage jobs into careers that can support a family. In a statement prepared for a symposium on issues effecting community colleges hosted by the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Senior Policy Analyst Amy-Ellen Duke focuses on two areas integral to the success of low-income adults at community colleges—policies to support student success and improve developmental education—and highlights successful programs across the country.