Community College: An Intro by Tom Hanks – Part 1 of a Series

I’m going to do a short series on community college.  This will be the first post, with an intro by Tom Hanks.  (Sounds pretty grandiose.)  President Obama recently said that he’d like to see community college free for anyone.  It’s a $60B price tag, so it’s not likely to happen (in my opinion).  Nonetheless, what he said should build more awareness about how community colleges fit within the overall framework of our education system.

Tom Hanks got his higher ed start at Chabot Community College.  Last month, he penned an op-ed for the New York Times on how the ability to go to community college impacted his life.  In his words, “I owe it all to community college”.  Here is the link for your reading pleasure.

Future parts of this series will discuss how community college is evolving and what community college in Colorado can offer.  For those not familiar with it, you may be very surprised.

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