RAMC Statment on Obama Adminstration’s Plans to Reinstate Summer Pell Grants

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) members are pleased by the Obama Administration’s proposal to reinstate summer Pell Grants. The reinstatement of this important college completion tool has been a RAMC priority. When Summer Pell was eliminated several years ago community college students were hit the hardest. While we welcome support for reinstating Summer Pell, after […]

RAMC Statement on Winter 2014-15 Data Collection from Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

January 5, 2016, Washington, DC – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) commends the U.S. Department of Education for the manner in which it approached and released the winter 2014-15 data collection from IPEDS. As our aim is to ensure federal education policy better serves the needs of our students, we welcome IPEDS’ doubling of the […]

Op-Ed: How Community Colleges Can Rebuild America’s Middle Class

As countless traditional institutions are “disrupted,” from taxi commissions to companies like IBM, we are also witnessing an unbundling of our education and labor system. In the process, new strategies need to be deployed to solve long-term issues. There are no more vexing issues to be solved than youth unemployment, particularly in America’s largest cities […]

RAMC Urges Congressional Members to Support the Free Community College Proposal and Summer Pell

On March 27, 2015, RAMC wrote to all Senators and Representatives in support of both President Obama’s America’s College Promise, a proposal to make two years of community college free for qualified students, and the restoration of year-round or summer Pell, allowing students to receive Pell Grants during summer semesters. RAMC strongly believes enacting the […]