California Dreaming

The urgency with which Gov. Jerry Brown, the Legislature and Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz-Oakley are moving to invest in and transform community colleges to better serve students is long overdue.

California community colleges are bastions of hope and opportunity for over 2.1 million students, three-fourths of whom are students of color, the majority of whom qualify for the California Promise grant and pay no fees. They bring their dreams of being the first in their families to go to college and earn a degree, certificate or transfer.

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