Written by: Richard Duran, former President of Oxnard College and. Brad C. Phillips, President and CEO of the Institute for Evidenced-Based Change.
This post originally appeared as a commentary in EdSource on July 2, 2015.
We call it an epic opportunity.The budget deal agreed to by Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature last month has record increases for education, particularly community colleges. Some call it a windfall. Others call it catch up from deep budget slashing during the recession.
The infusion of money combined with untenable economic and racial inequity provides an extraordinary opportunity to slay some sacred cows and status quo thinking.
With the clarity and liberty of retirement and experience helping colleges use data to improve student success, we have some suggestions to maximize each dollar: