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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 08:35 PM

1. the community college system is a true asset to this country.

i spent my first 2 years of college at a great little institution in the early days of the system. my son, who is now working on a phd, spent 2 years in a city college.
the rule in the family was- do your first 2 years in city colleges, prove yourself to us, then you can go wherever we can afford to send you. one kid got a full boat to a university, and another went to a cheaper, but great university, then went to a community college when she moved. she took the remaining core that she needed there. she is working now to save up some money.

community colleges here, and elsewhere i presume, are required to meet the same standards as the state university system.
i had great teachers. and there were quite a few in the occupational side that would never have been hired by a university, but had the life experiences necessary for their subjects.

glad these guys got a union and a contract. they are worth their weight in gold.

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