RAMC Comments on Gainful Employment Regulations

Washington, DC, September 13, 2018 – In response to a request for public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) rescinding the Gainful Employment (GE) regulation, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter: RE: Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0042-0001 Dear Ms. […]

Statement of Joe May, President, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class on Last Week’s Executive Order Establishing the National Council for the American Worker

Washington, DC, July 27, 2018 – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) is a coalition of community colleges that aims to rebuild America’s middle class by enhancing student success and by promoting the vital role of community colleges in enhancing workforce development and in addressing other key economic challenges. That’s why we are pleased to see […]

RAMC Releases Comments on the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Washington, DC, February 23, 2018 – In response to a request for stakeholder input on the Higher Education Act Reauthorization, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter outlining RAMC’s recommendations. Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: On behalf of […]

RAMC President Joe May Testifies Before Senate on the Higher Education Act

Washington, DC, January 25, 2018 – Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions about reauthorizing the higher education act. “Our current higher education policies and regulations were designed at a time when institutions […]

RAMC President Joe May Says Section 127 of IRS Code, Critical to Meeting Demand for Skilled Workers, Should Be Kept in Place

Washington, DC, November 14, 2017 – Dr. Joe May, chancellor, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and president, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) issued the following statement on behalf of RAMC regarding proposed repeal of Section 127, a key education-related provision of the IRS Code: “In a rapidly changing economy, where demand for skilled workers […]

RAMC PRESIDENT JOE MAY REACTS TO RESTORATION OF YEAR-ROUND PELL

  Washington, DC, May 2, 2017 – Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following statement in reaction to the appropriations bill  to fund the government through September 30, 2017: “Since RAMC’s mission is to build a stronger, more competitive workforce, and […]

RAMC Supports Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize CTE Act

RAMC Supports Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize CTE Act

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) strongly supports the bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to strengthen career and technical education. Introduced by Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the bill reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and is designed to prepare more […]

TOP RAMC PRIORITIES FOR SUMMER 2016

Our coalition of community colleges, called Rebuilding America’s Middle Class, is made up of leading community college practitioners who have an acute understanding that policies set in Washington, DC can have a profound impact on our ability to serve students.  We’re very pleased that one of our priorities – a resumption and expansion of summer […]