The Chronicle has an interview with Deborah M. DiCroce, president of Tidewater Community College, on the impact “enrollment gains and unprecedented national attention” are having on community college. It’s worth a listen, as this is a storyline that’s only going to get more important as the long-term effects of the economic downturn become clearer.

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Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.