City Colleges was in the news again, and not for any good reasons. Apparently, the dubious degree certificates being awarded at Daley led to a scathing report from CCC’s own inspector general. A report was written earlier this year, but only came out in the press now. Here’s a link to the story:
CCC Under Fire from Inspector General:
http://www.chicagobusiness.com /article/20171129/NEWS02/17112 9900/city-colleges-chicago-und er-fire-from-inspector-general
Again, for all the resources poured into Reinvention, the project has been a terrible waste of money. That project directly overlaps with the time that our union has been without a contract. CCC could have invested in its teachers capable of raising educational standards, but instead blew millions of dollars diluting the value of our students’ degrees.
Here are a few more recent news links including an excellent statement from 1600’s Tony Johnston that was published in Crain’s.
More on Graduation Rates:
http://www.chicagobusiness.com /article/20171110/ISSUE07/1711 19989/buy-one-get-one-free-is- not-a-good-look-for-city-colle ges
Similar from HigherEd:
https://www.insidehighered.com /news/2017/11/08/city-colleges -chicago-faces-scrutiny-over-c ompletion-rate-gains
Tony Johnston’s response to Chancellor got picked up by Crain’s
Truman CCCLOC Rep.