If Community Colleges Want More Funding, They Have to Graduate More Students

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | by David L. Kirp

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An Op-ed in the Los Angeles Times by David L. Kirp that highlights California's adoption of the Pay for Success model to improve the performance of community colleges in the state. The state is linking 40% of state community college funding (approx. $2.5 billion) to the effectiveness of community colleges in improving student outcomes (graduation and transfer rates) and educating low-income students (increased enrollment and graduation of low-income students).