California Community Colleges are where students can achieve their dreams regardless of any educational, social, or economic challenge. They provide academically robust, diverse, inclusive, and innovative learning environments that engage students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to explore, define, and achieve their goals; and to be socially responsible community members and leaders.
Too often, policymakers constrain student hopes and dreams by narrowly defining their pathways. The very term “student success” has been undermined by demanding that students complete specific sequences to be considered successful. In this construct, the emphasis has inappropriately moved from a lifetime of engaged learning to specific markers of completion. This policy shift ultimately excludes vast numbers of students whose own life goals differ from the objectives of the policymakers, and harms the economy which demands continuous learning to stay ahead of the dual trends of globalization and technology. Please click above for more...
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” —Dolores Huerta