1 million new graduates in California?

California’s community colleges must produce 1 million graduates by 2020 to meet President Obama’s college-completion goal: The U.S. will be first in the world in college-educated workers. (The goal includes certificates and associate degrees, not just bachelor’s degrees.)

Also on Community College Spotlight: Colleges are scheduling classes at midnight and 5 a.m to meet demand. In Utah, a community college has two semesters running simultaneously.

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  1. Wrong emphasis, unless “college graduate” includes only the associate degree, as well as certificate work through trade schools. The United States has no need for more than 30% of the population to hold bachelor degrees. We’re too focused on a “title” and not enough on practical application of knowledge and education.