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More anecdotal evidence for my hypothesis that the best path to higher education in the US starts at a Community College. After that it's 2 years' 4-year State college, 2 years' graduate work at a State research University, and then the sky's the limit.

I love speaking at Community Colleges because that's where brown kids go to school — Sherman Alexie on his 10 little Indians book tour @ Riverside Community College in 2003

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 1st, 2007 at 05:09:30 AM EST
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Well said, though for me, at that time it was 2 yrs Community College and then 4 years at University because I changed course midway through University.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Wed Aug 1st, 2007 at 02:07:37 PM EST
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Well, yeah, but the point stands.

A susprising fraction of my most engaged undergraduate students turned out to be community college transfers.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 1st, 2007 at 02:24:53 PM EST
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I agree with your point, CC made it all possible for me.

"I said, 'Wait a minute, Chester, You know I'm a peaceful man...'" Robbie Robertson
by NearlyNormal on Wed Aug 1st, 2007 at 03:29:20 PM EST
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Absolutely.  In the US a Community College costs from nothing to $1,000 (not including text books) a semester.  The cost does not reflect the quality of the instruction.  The best instructors I've had taught at the CC level simply from the fact they wanted to teach rather than play the academic games.

If I included all the CC courses I've taken over the years I've got about 9 years worth of college level courses.

And no degree.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 at 01:03:56 AM EST
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