President Obama Promotes Community Colleges

10.05.10 | FL News Team

(Washington, DC)  --  President Obama is promoting community colleges, calling them the unsung heroes of the U.S. education system.  Opening the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, the President said such institutions offer a pathway to good jobs and a better way of life.  This week, Obama unveiled a new partnership with corporations aimed at boosting job training programs at community colleges.  

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, helped put the summit together.  Dr. Biden, a lifelong educator, is an English professor at a community college in northern Virginia.  She called community colleges one of America's best-kept secrets.  Biden said community colleges offer "real opportunity to students who, otherwise, wouldn't have it."