The Great Recession took a devastating toll on American community colleges and universities.
It’s hard to believe that they’re the same places they were when the Great Depression struck.
But they’re getting worse.
We talked with Lisa Golliver, senior director of research at the nonprofit organization Community Colleges Worldwide, about the future of community colleges in the US.
She also discusses how she hopes to change the face of community college in the near future.
The Great Depression was a huge disruption in the way colleges and schools operate, and a big part of that disruption was the loss of revenue.
So there were a lot of questions about how institutions were going to make ends meet in the aftermath of the Great Crash.
There were some very tough times in the early 1930s.
What happened to community colleges?
What happened in the 1940s and 1950s?
And then the Great Recession in the late ’70s, which led to a huge shift in how we think about community colleges.
And those were really big questions for a lot for a long time.
And I think the Great recession really took a lot out of what community colleges were all about.
But as the Great Storms of ’73 and ’75 began to hit, we were back in the business of learning and learning about the American experience.
There was a whole new way to think about education, and the Great College Revolt was kind of a big catalyst for that.
It was very much a reaction to the loss, not only of revenue, but also of what we were taught about our nation and our democracy and how we had to be responsive to the needs of those who were on our side of the fence.
How did you think about this and what did you do to change it?
I think in the ’60s, when I was a kid, I always thought that if you could go to college, it was a great thing to do.
The idea of attending a college and learning from someone who was not only a scholar but a real person was something that was appealing to me.
I remember sitting in my college library, flipping through the pages, and I was struck by how much I enjoyed that, how I was inspired by the things that were being said in the pages.
And that was very appealing to a lot, if not most, of the students.
But I remember looking at that and thinking, well, this is a pretty big mistake.
This is a really big failure.
That is, we’re not teaching our students how to be successful.
And what we’re teaching them is that they need to be self-directed.
I don’t think that’s the way to teach them.
And then I think we have a tendency to be too concerned about the students themselves.
I think when you talk about this, the way that we think of education, the schools, the colleges, the research, and all of those things, are all the things I think have really made it a very difficult place to do well in.
We’re seeing this kind of backlash against community colleges, particularly in the Midwest, where there is a large number of communities of color, in particular African American communities, that are in the middle of the recession.
And we’re seeing that these communities are suffering because the colleges and the research facilities are being shut down, they’re having to make cuts to staff, and they’re losing access to state grants and federal funds.
I can’t say that I’m surprised that there are some people in those communities who are really unhappy about what’s happening.
But the fact is, that was the point of the storm.
There are a lot more issues at play in this country that we don’t even consider in terms of community education.
So the Great Dam was the big one.
But there are many other things that are happening in the communities that are really hurting.
We don’t have the same kind of attention to the fact that the schools and the facilities that are being closed and what they’re doing to the communities, how they’re teaching our kids to think critically about their own communities, and how they’ve been teaching our children to be better citizens and citizens of our nation.
I have been watching what’s been happening in our schools in Michigan and Ohio, in Pennsylvania, in Wisconsin, and in the South.
There is an issue in these communities, particularly the Black and Latino communities, where students are being excluded from their schools and being excluded in many ways.
And it’s really a matter of education.
There’s a reason why our kids are learning about how to become successful in life.
There isn’t a reason for them to be excluded from those schools.
And so that’s what’s at stake.
And the question is, what do you do about it?
What do you say to students who say, you know, I want to go to the best school in the country, but I don, you don’t understand me?
You know, why are you doing