When the president of Stark State College sat in on classes, she would ask how many of the students were working while attending school. But Para Jones has tweaked her question. Now, when she goes to observe a lecture, she asks how many students are working full time.
"Almost every hand goes up," she said.
Jones maintains the increase in the number of hours students are working is a direct result of the fact that the state has taken some need-based aid away from community college students.