Publication Date: December 2007
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Amy-Ellen Duke
Research Area: Education
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 collegesÂ—policies to support student success and improve developmental educationÂ—and highlights successful programs across the country.