Erin Davis Valdez is the policy director for Next Generation Texas, an initiative of the Foundation.

Jorge Borrego is a post-secondary education policy analyst for the Next Generation Texas initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

As more and more employment opportunities require some form of postsecondary education, it is paramount that we align the needs of our students with those of our institutions. Therefore, we commend the commission’s recommendations to transition the community college finance system to an outcomes-funded model. However, we believe that the recommendation, as it currently stands, does not properly capture student outcomes.

Comments on the Commission’s Draft Recommendations