Background Information

The premise of the Commission can be summarized in three sentences: The American dream is at risk. Because a highly educated population is fundamental to economic growth and a vibrant democracy, community colleges can help reclaim that dream. But stepping up to this challenge will require dramatic  redesign of these institutions, their mission, and most critically, their students’ educational experiences.

American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Commission and Reclaiming the American Dream FAQ

21st Century Report Backgrounder