Phyllis Barrett, Holyoke Community College, in her own words...
Community college students keep teachers honest. They usually have no intellectual pretense and are simply curious about what a teacher is up to in a given class. They also tend to be brave enough to ask impolite and important questions.
The Dream Denied
Next time you’re driving by your local high school when school lets out, look at all those faces -- full of hope.
Most of them are going on to college. But many -- too many -- are not.
Because the Governor’s new budget is putting their one chance of a college education -- at a quality, affordable, community college, state college or university -- out of reach.
The cuts to public higher education are devastating: hundreds of millions in state funding lost, tuitions hiked, full time faculty reduced, courses cancelled, library budgets slashed.
As a skilled businessman, our Governor should know better.
Massachusetts businesses depend on an educated workforce. College grads earn more money, pay more taxes, and help balance budgets, including his budget.
It’s time to tell our political leaders to raise the revenues needed to stop the devastation of quality public higher education in Massachusetts, because making a college education unaffordable is not only bad economics --
It’s the American Dream -- denied.
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