Monday Morning Open Thread

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Here is a unique use of our community colleges: California Assembly Member Marty Block has authored legislation that would permit two community colleges in the state to offer baccalaureate degree pilot programs in subject areas where the workforce needs are high such as health and biotechnology, according to La Prensa San Diego.

An educated workforce in specific industries is what we may need to avoid this: a significant amount of Americans who can’t pay their mortgages are paying their credit cards instead, according to the Washington Post. At a time when less people have savings to rely on, they are turning to credit cards to make ends meet.

Attention Glee fans: I got a kick out of an encounter between actress Lea Michele and a young fan who has two dads just like Michele’s Glee character Rachel Berry. From the blog Mombian:

(Michele) is supposed to be on set with her cast, but insists that the little girl with two fathers wait for her outside the auditorium. Once there, Michele wraps her delicate arms around the girl and asks her about the experience. “How do you feel in school? What did you tell them?” she asks, visibly touched by her character’s impact. “You’re cool now; you’re like Rachel Berry,” she says to the nodding fan, adding, “I’m so proud of you.”

Aww. What else is in the news? What’s up with you?

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