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Thompson: The Future of Community Colleges

CommunitycollegeA record number of students are enrolling for post-secondary education.  Their qualifications also are up.  As the Hechinger Report's Jon Marcus explains, community college students have an incredible work ethic.  But, only one in five graduates with an associate degree in less than three years. One of the culprits is shared with public schools:  Too many students lack confidence in their academic abilities.  So, despite their determination, the more hours that community college students devote to bringing in a paycheck, the longer it takes to graduate, and the more likely they they will give up on the last best chance for an education and a career that is good enough to support a family. Marcus asks whether this generation of college age kids will become the first to be less educated than their parents?  And that leads to the question of confidence.  Will this be the first generation of Americans to have less faith in the future?- JT (@drjohnthompson)Image via.

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I really enjoyed the book & your post does it justice..

I really enjoyed the book & your post does it justice..

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