Re "State needs fresh vision for higher ed" (Editorials, Oct. 18): The Bee's editorial board should actually question the contents of the Little Hoover Commission report and think about the impact this would have on students if the recommendations were implemented.
The report makes two wrong assumptions. First, community college is not just about getting students ready for bachelor's degrees and beyond. There are plenty of other students' needs that deserve to be met at community college. Second, online classes are not in the best interest of students. They have lower retention and success rates than face-to-face classes, yet that is where we should spend our money?
If California really wanted to improve the future of higher education and the success of students, it would make college free. That is what the baby boomer generation had, and they have more college degrees and job skills than any generation since.
-- Kristina Rogers, Colfax