The College Board’s National Commission on Community Colleges has released its final report, titled “Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges.”
The report highlights the contributions of America’s community colleges and their potential for meeting key future challenges for our national economy, while at the same time bemoaning the fact that they are “the nation’s overlooked asset.”
It goes on to make some key recommendations, such as:
- Federal reform legislation to modernize and reinvigorate colleges at a national level.
- State and local reform efforts to improve funding and align K-20 systems.
- College efforts to improve accountability metrics, degree production, and student access and success.
The Association of Community College Trustees, a long-time partner of EMSI/CCbenefits, has posted a statement applauding the report and reinforcing its conclusions.