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A power grab at community colleges? Not so much

If you’ve followed the news recently, you’ve seen a lot about community colleges — and their opportunity to close the state’s “skills gap” — the thousands of high-paying, high-quality jobs that are sitting vacant because unemployed Massachusetts residents do not have the skills to fill them.

You’ve heard about Governor Patrick’s plan to improve community colleges by giving them additional resources, a mission more focused on 21st-century workforce development, and requiring additional accountability to make sure that we are embracing the best the system has to offer and building upon those successes.

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