Like many student fathers, Jesus Benitez worked full time while he went to college. Unlike many of them, he managed to stay in school and finish.
Benitez found his way through the Fatherhood Academy, a City University of New York program for Black and Latino fathers. It prepares men with children for high school equivalency tests and college by providing classes, tutoring, counseling, and parenting seminars. The program also includes weekly stipends.
Adjuncts say the path through community college districts to full-time jobs is steep, perilous, and often fruitless. Designed as steppingstones toward a better life for Californians, community colleges often don’t give many of those who teach students their own way ahead.
The final installment of a special investigation on adjunct faculty takes a deeper look at this gig economy in higher education.
An ordinary visit at Paul Quinn College turned into something else for hundreds of high school seniors from Fort Worth high schools last week: college acceptance letters for themselves and two family members.
The move is part of the Historically Black College's efforts to reimagine the higher education admissions process by targeting multiple generations.