Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Community College Crisis

I think Kevin Carey is my new favorite author.  His article "Why Are Community Colleges Being Treated Worst When They Are Needed Most?" (The New Republic, April 17, 2012) seems so timely.  It is clear that the defunding of higher education is only going to get worse, so that the underlying problems with the two-year schools -- including the general lack of uniform transfer standards (something NJ addressed years ago with the articulation agreements presented at NJ Transfer), the high drop-out rate, lax standards, and insufficient course availability -- will only get worse, driving more and more students into the arms of private for-profit institutions.

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