Monday, June 29, 2020

Community College Students and the Pandemic

Outstanding article by Elke Weesjes, one of colleagues at CUNY/Kingsborough, on the immense difficulties faced by our community college students pursuing an education in a time of pandemic:
In fact, unstable living conditions are one of many chronic crises low-income community college students face. Others include higher exposure to violence and racism, poor health due to limited access to preventative healthcare, personal, or familial immigration issues, and a myriad of other socioeconomic disadvantages. They have many responsibilities, ranging from working full-time jobs to caring for children, siblings, or parents. Many are first generation students, members of minority groups, and non-native English speakers. While some of these challenges and crises are visible to professors, others remain outside their periphery.
Business Insider.

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