New York Times

Last Sunday’s New York Times Sunday Review section featured the Long Beach College Promise as a model for opening the doors of higher education to students and families who never dreamed that college could be an option for them (see Sunday New York Times 11/15/15, “Giving It That New College Try,” David L. Kirp). All of us who care about Long Beach students and the remarkable strides we have made in directing our youth on a pathway to succeed in college will be pleased to see the national attention this program is receiving.

As the article aptly states, the Long Beach College Promise has been a “game changer” for Long Beach students. The unique and highly successful collaboration between the Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College and Cal State University, Long Beach with the support of the City of Long Beach has streamlined a pathway to college beginning in elementary school and extending through college graduation.

I consider the Long Beach College Promise to be among my greatest accomplishments as a Trustee. I am pleased we are getting the national attention we richly deserve. But, there is still much more to do. I am committed to making college affordable and accessible to each and every student in our city. It’s why I am running for re-election to the Board of Trustees, and why it is critical to our students and our city that we continue this collaborative effort.

I encourage you to take a moment to read the full article from the New York Times here:

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