This Community College Is Having None of the Inequitable Economic Recovery
Shalin Jyotishi, New America
The nation's economy is improving. Growth is up, unemployment is down, and jobs are coming back as more Americans get vaccinated. But the recovery could be “K-shaped,” splitting into two paths where the more educated and wealthy do better, but the working poor, especially women and people of color, do worse.
As the gap between the haves and have-nots seems to grow, Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is fighting back with an effort to expand access, attainment, and mobility among the most underserved in its community.