Stepping It Up at Community Colleges

In the article “Stepping It Up at Community Colleges,” Fawn Johnson reports that “Higher education is the name of the game in the Obama administration these days” and that “the president is focusing on community colleges as one of the best ways to create the skilled workforce that he says will save the economy.” Last Monday, Obama proposed an “$8 billion fund to help community colleges work with local businesses to train their students in high-demand areas.”

For three years, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. has been pushing a job training bill to revamp the nation’s workforce investment system. At the American Association of Community Colleges last week, Murray said “community colleges are the key to giving Americans from all walks at life a chance at high-skilled and good paying jobs.”

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