Connecticut General Assembly

Closing Connecticut Community Colleges Wrongheaded

Closing Connecticut Community Colleges Wrongheaded

We know we live in tough budget times when you have to consider closing community colleges.

Last week, Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system, warned that the budget proposal from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and others coming from the General Assembly could force the closing of one or more of Connecticut's 12 community colleges. This would be a blow directed at the people most in need of a boost and often among our most vulnerable students.

Community colleges are a place for anyone, any age, to get a degree, get a certificate or just drop in to learn about any subject.

Community colleges provide an inexpensive but rigorous...