Alabama initiatives aim to help more adults finish college

The All in Alabama initiative and Senate Bill 175 aim to break down barriers, specifically to help adults who started college, to return and complete their degrees.

Jim Purcell, executive director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, said he is optimistic helping more people return to school will pay off, not just for the individuals but for the state, with a better-educated workforce.

“The world has changed; we’ve got to retool, help people maintain their middle-class status; give people the opportunity to be middle class,” Purcell asserted. “To me, it’s all about building community, helping people do that.”

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