Just a very quick note that the White House summit on Community Colleges will be presented as live streaming video today on C-SPAN. It is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m. EDT and conclude at about 3:00 p.m. EDT.
The Community College where I teach will be represented by the head honcho and a "typical student" who was chosen to be there. I have a bit of a problem with the type of student chosen. Advantage: He is not a "traditional age" college student. Disadvantage: He is not someone going for a 2-year technical degree, but a student who is taking the cheaper general studies courses at Ivy Tech Community Colleges of Indiana, then planning to transfer to a 4-year college.*
If you would like to use this diary to live blog the broadcast, please recommend it so it stays active.
The link to C-SPAN is http://www.c-span.org/ and the time, again, is 12:15 p.m. EDT to 3:00 p.m. EDT. I am at work, so I will try to live blog it, but I will almost certainly be interrupted by phone calls and cannot be counted on to catch everything, blow-by-blow! But I will do my best to hang out and comment as much as I can.
*Yes, I know a lot of students are doing that sort of thing; heaven knows, about half of my students are. But one of the really important things about community colleges is that they are vocational schools, ideally leading from a short-and-sweet, highly focused course of study direclty into a job placement.