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January 16, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Free community college would stratify educational attainment

I fear Danny Westneat’s enthusiasm for President Obama’s free college proposal [“Ahead of the curve on the free college idea,” Local News, Jan. 9] is a bit misplaced. As he admits, it certainly sounds too good to be true. While the calculations of Sara Goldrick-Rab and others are technically accurate, they exclude considerations of…


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June 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Cost of colleges: Community and technical colleges are important bridges to universities

The article “High cost of college: the truth behind the myths” [Local News, June 15] was excellent, especially the link between state budget cuts and higher tuition rates. However, I’d like to clarify that community and technical college classes are, indeed, rigorous. That’s why our transfer courses qualify for university credits and transfer students…


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