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Defining Community Colleges Down

By Richard Kahlenberg

Elite columnists and reporters, highly attuned to their upper-middle-class readership, rarely cover community colleges. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews once wrote, “My page view totals and e-mail traffic indicate readers move on quickly … whenever they see the words ‘community college.’”

So I was momentarily pleased to see that Joe Nocera devoted his New York Times column this morning to the role that two-year institutions can play “to help grease the wheels of social mobility.” The piece, “Filling the Skills Gap,” notes that community colleges, which educate a disproportionate number of low-income and minority students, are severely underfunded and overcrowded and deserve better. So far so good.

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  1. Maryjo Sulouff
    October 3, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Community colleges offer a low cost alternative to costly ivy league education. Nowadays we must save a lot of money for education. ;”;;’

    Yours truly

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