In the New York Times, Partnership member and City Colleges of Chicago chancellor Juan Salgado reports on Chicago’s Start Scholarship program, part of a growing national effort to make community college free.
"America decided in the early 20th century that high school was the baseline of free public education," Salgado writes. "In the early 21st century, a postsecondary credential is the new requirement for a family-sustaining career. To help our students meet this higher educational bar, we must create educational programs that reflect that new reality."
You can read his entire op-ed here.