Businesses are increasingly offering their own credentialing programs, creating a kind of “alternative education system” for people who want better job opportunities but don’t have a conventional college education. This is great news. Only 30% of Americans have a college degree, yet more and more jobs require some kind of college-level training. The more opportunities […]

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Dr, Jonathan King

Jonathan King’s life was shaped by a terrible tragedy. Growing up in Albany, Georgia, his parents were devoted to the struggle for civil rights. When he was five years old, Jonathan King was arrested along with his parents, and his mother lost her five-month pregnancy at the hands of police.   It was an awful time, […]

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We had a busy year! Almost half-way through the 7 year “start-up” period provided in Calbright’s founding legislation, 2021 was a milestone year as we build California’s first fully online, competency-based community college.   First, we built a whole new kind of education model and infrastructure, and made sure it works. Now, as we enter 2022 […]

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Last week Julia Michaels, executive director of the Center for Public University Transformation at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, added her voice to the chorus of people saying that higher education is at a critical turning point.   “The pandemic and a long-overdue racial reckoning have highlighted the urgency of tackling head-on the structural […]

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California is facing a crisis:  we have too many jobs that require higher education, and not enough education for Californians.   A new report by the Campaign for College Opportunity makes it clear: our higher education systems aren’t keeping up with demand.  Each year tens of thousands of qualified Californians can’t find spaces in the state’s […]

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