American Association of Community CollegesBy Anne M. Kress. President Barack Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal has sparked a national conversation about the value of community college for today’s students. Many, myself included, support the president’s vision of making two years of higher education more accessible to all Americans. Others are more skeptical, often citing low completion rates for community college students. To help our students reach the finish line in their pursuit of a degree, certificate or other credential, we must start by improving college readiness. More...