Why Students Are Not Attending California's community Colleges
Melanie Gerner, Abraham Navarro, Taylor Helmes, Iman Palm, and Jasmine Nguyen, EdSource
The pandemic forced Brittany Adnoff to make an impossible choice: continue pursuing a college education or devote her time to helping her daughters, age 8 and 9, successfully make the transition from public school to home schooling.
Thousands of students across California’s community colleges wrestle with the dilemma of whether to attend or stay in college during the pandemic. Some delayed their education to care for children and family members. Others had to take jobs or add hours to support their families. Some dropped out of courses in frustration after encountering problems logging into online classes.