The Washington Post

A new report says community colleges are "expected to shoulder the bulk of the challenge" of lifting postsecondary graduation rates -- but many are underfunded.

Should everybody go to college? What's a non-traditional student? What's a "second-chance" institution? What are community colleges doing? Is American education as big a mess as some make it out to be? These are some of the issues that I discussed in the following Q & A with Mike Rose, professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies whose most recent book is about second chances at education.