Minding the Dream provides challenging, reflective, and practitioner-based information about community colleges that may be data-based, clear and accessible for the general reader in addition to the scholar.
New employees, current leaders, graduate students, legislators, and boards of trustees need a grounded sense of the magnitude of the community college sector. Minding the Dream evokes the laudatory goals of the early pioneers of the community college movement, whilst correctly framing key programs and political conundrums challenging community colleges. Minding the Dream celebrates community colleges’ successes and is scrupulously honest about their failings.
Community college leaders need honest information about what’s working and wish to be challenged about the things that don’t seem to be. State Legislatures and Congress need up to date facts to lend a hand them in making wise funding decisions regarding community colleges. Community college advocates need up to date information to lend a hand them in their advocacy work, and Higher Education programs need an up to date book about community colleges to make use of as a basic text. These are the people who can take pleasure in reading Minding the Dream.