Rethinking Community College Education

“More than half of community-college students never earn a degree. Here’s how to fix that.” So opens a provocative article recently published in The Atlantic.

The article follows the studies of Daquan McGee, who earned an Associate’s degree in two and a half years at Borough of Manhattan Community College through its Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).

According to The Atlantic: “at a moment when proponents of ‘disruptive’ technology are promising a transformation of higher education, ASAP offers a different path, based on the premise that disruptions on the way to degrees are exactly what students at lower-tier schools need to avoid. If America is serious about being an opportunity society, Daquan McGee and students like him deserve the advantages of the old, steady way of going to college.”

The Atlantic reports on the ASAP model of community college education.

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