A growing number of California’s 116 community colleges are venturing into higher education territory traditionally reserved for four-year institutions, offering bachelor’s degrees that lead to careers in high-demand fields.
Lorain Community College is being lauded an example of how community colleges should drive their local economies.
The California college this year received $4.4 million through the state lottery that is going toward programs like welding and its architecture department, and also helps its football and soccer programs.
American schools are facing a moment of unique opportunity and peril. That all sounds like a good challenge to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, who is making it known he wants another term if President Joe Biden wins in 2024.