$12 Billion, Community Colleges and Online Learning Infrastructure

Published Apr 05 2021 at 1:00 PM GMT
  • Blog: Learning InnovationMatt Reed's starts his piece $12 Billion Is a Refreshing Change… "I step away from the blog for a week and the president of the United States offers to send $12 billion to community colleges.
  • I may need to do that more often!" Matt (who I still think of as Dean Dad - do you") argues that federal money for community colleges should be allocated with an eye towards long-term financial sustainability.
  • He asks that we think not only in terms of immediate needs (which are many) but long-term resilience.
  • As Matt points out, demographic headwinds and state-level disinvestment, and rising costs will still be present long after any stimulus funding is spent.
  • The challenges that all of higher ed face - challenges magnified within the community college sector - are more structural than cyclical.


  • Published Apr 5, 2021 1:00 PM GMT