The Lowdown on Higher Ed
Gov. Deval Patrick is proposing sweeping changes to that state’s community colleges, including merging the authority of the 15 campuses into a centralized board. Proponents say this is the best way to create workplace education. Critics say reorganizing the schools won't help students become better prepared for the workforce. We’ll talk through what’s at stake.
Julian Alssid, executive director of Workforce Strategy Center, co-author of a Boston Foundation report on community colleges in Massachusetts
Joseph LeBlanc, president of the Massachusetts Community College Council
Jon Marcus, freelance writer whose focus inludes higher education, his recent piece for The Boston Globe is "Putting college degrees to work"