Where I stand; We should all support the president’s community college plan
Director of Career Technical Education and Economic Workforce Development
Feather River College
Recently, President Obama announced a plan to provide two years of community college to all students for free. As a local education expert at a public, two-year, fully accredited community college located right here in Plumas County, I wholeheartedly embrace his proposition and I hope you will too. One of the biggest reasons we should offer this plan our support is the wage gap, which is made wider and more cavernous by the concurrent growing middle skills gap we face in this country.
At this point, most people have two questions: 1) What is the middle skills gap? and 2) How will making community college more affordable to a broader pool of students shrink it?