Boston Foundation report calls for merging Bunker Hill and Roxbury community colleges into one school with two campuses
The Boston Globe
November 21, 2011
Massachusetts’ decentralized community college system should be overseen by a strong governing board that would refocus its mission on workforce development and establish a performance-based funding formula, according to a report the Boston Foundation is expected to release today.
The report - based on an extensive yearlong analysis of the system, which has low graduation rates and inconsistent educational programming - also suggests that the new board consider further changes, such as merging Bunker Hill and Roxbury community colleges into one school with two campuses.
The recommendations are likely to ignite debate in the Legislature and provoke an outcry from the state’s 15 community colleges, many of which are trying to implement their own improvements.