President Barack Obama says his plan to offer two years of community college to give up to nine million students across America a better shot at a good job.
While Delaware leaders welcome the broad idea of getting more students degrees or workforce training, they want to see specifics. But they’re hopeful the proposal, if implemented, would supplement or options already to students.
And what is Delaware Tech job placement of current Associate graduates?
Obama said he will unveil more details about the program in his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20. He did say it would cost the federal government about $60 billion, which would pay for about three-quarters; states would pay the rest.
Gov. Jack Markell said Obama’s plan fits well with Delaware’s efforts in recent years to get more students into higher education.
“We welcome additional federal resources for our efforts, and hope that states across the country step up to do the same,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “Our future as a nation depends on it.”
And how would Delaware fund their share? Perhaps with SEED funding! So Delaware is ahead of this agenda.
Now we’re back to job placement? The Washington Post By Joann WeinerSeptember 5, 2014. Why Sally can’t get a good job with her college degree“Almost half of all recent college graduates are working at jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, according to a study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While it might have been rare to see college graduates in these low-quality jobs a few years ago, they’re increasingly the norm these days. That same New York Fed study found that more and more recent college graduates are taking low-wage jobs and working part-time while fewer and fewer of them are working full-time at high-quality jobs”
Where will the capital funding come from to create more space at our community colleges?
“About 7,400 students have attended DelTech on the scholarship.”
And Jimmy Olsen didn’t ask what the DelTech graduation and job placement rate is.
“Our guidance counselors work very hard to give every student every possible option for how to get to college,” said Brandywine School District Superintendent Mark Holodick. “We’re hoping this can be another tool in the toolbox, another way to get a student into higher education.”
OK ! Now we need Markell out of office and a governor that wants to be “governor” than education czar! Why do we have a “gross” receipt tax and then come back and tax on profits after expenses? But yes keep pushing these kids into college because even if 50% of them actually make it to a successful career it would be better than 0% without this push.
What about tuition increases exceeding rate of inflation?