RAMC Requests Additional Congressional Support for Community College Students

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging additional provisions to support community colleges and their students in the next COVID relief package advanced by Congress. “Not only are community colleges taking action to ensure students can continue to pursue a degree or credential despite […]

RAMC Urges Administration to Protect Postsecondary Opportunities for International Students

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued a statement in response to an announcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that international students pursuing postsecondary degrees in the United States may be deported if their institutions switch to all online learning due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Joe May, RAMC Board […]

RAMC Urges Greater Compassion, Understanding in Wake of Protests

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued a statement in response to protests against racism and police brutality that continue in cities around the country. Joe May, RAMC Board President and Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, said, “The protests sweeping across the nation, including in my hometown […]

RAMC Submits COVID Relief Recommendations to Congress to Support Community College Students

RAMC today submitted a letter to Congress offering recommendations on federal initiatives that could be included in the next COVID relief package that would benefit community college students and help support education and workforce development. An excerpt of the letter states: Many of our colleges have also stepped up to help meet the broader needs […]

RAMC Comments on Higher Education Act Proposal

Washington, DC, October 28, 2018 – In response to the House Education and Labor Committee’s Markup of H.R. 4674, College Affordability Act, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter: RAMC CAA Committee letter 10282019 Dear Chairman Scott and Ranking Member Foxx: […]

ICYMI: Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too

Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too By Glenn DuBois, Morna Foy and Monty Sullivan, The Hill | June 13, 2019 Go ask ALICE about Operation Varsity Blues, and you won’t get much of a reaction. That’s because while highly selective schools grab lots of ink, including […]

Glenn DuBois Calls on Congress “To Expand the Usage of Pell Grants for High-Quality, Non-Credit Workforce Training Programs”

In Testimony Before Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, Dr. DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges and Founding Board Member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), Says Move Would be “The Biggest Difference-Maker” for Students WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 — Calling himself “proof positive that community colleges are engines of economic mobility,” Dr. Glenn DuBois, […]

RAMC Member Testifies Before House Education and Labor Subcommittee

Washington, DC, March 27, 2019 – Mark Hays, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development for the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), and member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), testified before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment about innovations in apprenticeship programs. “I would like to emphasize how […]

STATEMENT REGARDING THE RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER

Washington, DC, December 17, 2018 – 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 the community college systems and campus leaders who serve on the board of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), we will always be grateful to Sen. […]