Writing in The Hechinger Report, Calbright College President Ajita Talwalker Menon and National Student Defense Legal Network President Aaron Ament point out that when the pandemic began, experts issued a grim warning: predatory for-profit schools were poised for a revival. Two years later, that prediction has come true. But we can step up to protect […]
I’ve been a community college trustee for more than 20 years because economic justice starts with educational justice, and I know that Calbright has an important role to play in building that new, more equitable normal.
Community Colleges Don’t Get Great Outcomes Today; Here Are Three Steps They Can Take To Change That
“Many of our faculty and college administrators don’t understand why we need something like Calbright, but this pandemic is really exposing that need.”
“The (community college) system recognizes the need to more quickly adapt to the needs of adult learners and is implementing new teaching and learning approaches such as the large-scale implementation of Competency-Based Education. We have done this through the launch of California’s first fully online Competency-Based Education college, Calbright College, which is solely focused on working […]
“The truth about our economy is much the same as the truth about our healthcare: the more marginalized people there are, the more people are at risk of being left behind, the more fragile the whole system is. Everyone needs to be able to get access to economic opportunity and mobility.”
“Right now, we’re living through one of the most volatile, disruptive events the world economy has ever faced. It’s critical that there be a free, public online education option for the millions of Californians who are already experiencing or teetering on the edge of unemployment.”
Online education has been hyped for years, and for good reason: A student doesn’t need a traditional classroom to learn. In particular, online education has great potential to help adults acquire new job skills after technology upends their careers. Unfortunately, this sort of online education has yet to live up to the hype. State leaders […]
By Heather Hiles, President and CEO of the California Online Community College District
California is committed to a digital college completely different from past approaches
Online education is clearly expanding, but we still find ourselves wondering why it isn’t growing faster.