Expert Pushes for Community College Near Obama Library

HYDE PARK — A new city college near the Obama Library?

On his way out the door as the leader of the University of Chicago’s influential education institute, Timothy Knowles made a push for the city to start a new community college.

In an interview late last week, Knowles, the departing chairman of the Urban Education Institute, went public with a proposal for a new community college that would partner with the Barack Obama presidential library, an idea he’s advocated to the mayor behind closed doors.

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