In Florida, a unique educational agreement is helping community college students reach graduation at a four-year university. The DirectConnect program allows those who earn a two-year community college degree to jump straight to a state school—thus saving thousands of dollars for low-income students who might not otherwise get that chance. Michelle R. Weise weighs in on whether community college students should feel compelled to pursue a four-year degree in this PBS NewsHour segment.



  • Katherine Mackey
    Katherine Mackey