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


Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke

Research Area: 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.