WalletHub.com, a financial planning and advice website, interviewed Professor Deron Boyles for a story highlighting 2020’s best and worst community colleges.
In his Q&A, Boyles answers questions about what policymakers can do to improve the quality of education and training at community colleges and graduates’ career prospects, the challenges community colleges face during the current COVID-19 pandemic and the top five indicators of a good community college.
“The current crisis reveals the lack of public support for community colleges. They have been perpetually underfunded, reliant on ‘gifts’ or ‘grants’ from businesses and corporations (who hijack the curriculum for their own interests) and have faculty who are required to teach too many classes,” Boyles said in the interview. “The U.S. has the resources to adequately fund higher education, but it prefers a market logic that restricts what counts as a ‘legitimate’ study. It will only increase the gaps between those who have the means to attend college and those who are preyed upon by for-profit organizations and exploitative programs.”
To read the full interview, click here.