Boston’s Community College ProblemJune 30, 2019 |
by Juma Crawford and Marisa Meldonian
Less than 3 percent of newly enrolled, full-time students graduate on time from community colleges in Boston: 2 percent at Bunker Hill Community College and 1 percent at Roxbury Community College. It’s college decision time, and most students in Boston Public Schools will become part of a broken system of “well-meaning” adults, who are severely allergic to accountability.
Most of the students in BPS who are from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan—some of our most talented but underserved communities (mostly of color)—matriculate to a two-year college, either Bunker Hill or Roxbury. As a community, we must stop failing our most vulnerable students. It’s time to tell the truth about the current state of our community colleges for our BPS students.