An open letter to the President of the United States, members of Congress, the U.S. Secretary of Education, all 50 state governors, state legislators, state education secretaries and commissioners, et al.
Dear Elected Officials and Policymakers:
Thank you for your public service. The work you do is both important and complicated. I recognize that the vast majority of you want to do what’s right for the greatest number of people, but “what’s right” isn’t always clear, and there are a lot of demands on your time and attention.
So, I have only straightforward request: The next time you have to make a decision — any decision — about “higher education,” please stop for just a moment and ask yourself this question: “How are community college students different?”