Thursday, February 25, 2010

NEWS LINKS | Feb. 24, 2010

SBCTC NEWS LINKS | Articles about – and of interest to – Washington state community and technical colleges




Will Tea Party groups threaten community college funding?

The Tea Party is doing what many taxpayers' associations have done in the past, questioning every use of taxpayers' dollars" said George Boggs, president of the American Association of Community Colleges.

USA Today/Inside Higher Ed, February 25, 2010


‘Millennials’ dubbed ‘always connected’ generation in Pew report

Study finds those ages 18 to 29 more tech-savvy, open-minded, liberal than predecessors.

Chicago Tribune, February 24, 2010,0,4818568.story


Enrollment down at California community colleges

The 1% decline reflects cutbacks in courses brought on by state budget cuts. Campuses are being asked to focus on core subjects over recreational classes, Chancellor Jack Scott says. … "The thing about community colleges is that they have been pretty much everything to everyone," said Gutierrez. "But we don't have the funding to offer lifelong learning and enrichment courses and we're starting to focus more on core competency," he said.

Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2010,0,5068083.story


More Students and Not Enough Space: Rural Community Colleges Discuss Challenges

Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2010



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