NewsViews: Community Colleges

August 1, 2011 9:14:31 AM PDT
In just a few weeks, millions of Americans will be going back to school. Many of them will be taking classes at a community college.

In 2009, more than 6 million students were enrolled at one of 1,600 community colleges across the United States, and President Obama has cited the importance of these schools in preparing workers for the jobs of the future.

Joining us on this edition of NewsViews to discuss community colleges, the opportunities they provide, and the challenges they face are Chancellor Cheryl Hyman of the City Colleges of Chicago and Dr. Margaret Semmer, the vice chancellor of academics at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana.