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Column: The importance of community colleges

Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2017

In 1947, the Truman Commission Report — Higher Education for American Democracy — proved instrumental in re-shaping post-secondary education by aligning it with America’s role as leader in the post-World War II era. Moreover, a dramatic surge in national population was underway and commercial markets were expanding. The Report’s recommendations included establishing a network of public, two-year, community-based colleges to best serve local higher education and workforce training needs. Today, community colleges educate more than half of all American undergraduates. Discover more>

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