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College That Really Works

April 11, 2013

For generations the community colleges of America were seen as second-class members of the higher education community, or where the ill-prepared and marginal high school graduates should go....

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Apr-11-13 12:28 PM

I once taught at a jr. college and can vouch for the quality of the educational program, at least at that particular school. Students were given more individual attention by all staff members receiving extra help when necessary. It was an excellent stepping stone to more advanced studies and a successful college program.

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Apr-11-13 11:01 AM

Great article. I can't speak for WVNCC but I can speak for EGCC. Very professional, helpful and student centric. I am a little turned off by WVNCC or should I say by one of their faculty members who had to publish his political views in this very newspaper. He is entitled to his views, but when he resorted to vulgar name calling and finger pointing I decided that WVNCC was not for me.

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Apr-11-13 8:27 AM

Community colleges do work and they are the best place for a student to complete the core education requirements that are the first 2 yrs of a four degree program. These are real colleges that have flexible class schedules, reasonable costs and allows a student to live at home or work. The whining over college costs seem to come from parents who send their kids away for the four year party and pay for their cost of living as well as inflated college fees. These schools also offer regionalized training for careers in that area such as nursing, office tech, and business. The cost of the 4 yr college is inflated and must pay for the tweedy culture of faculty and staff who believe that they are some level of royalty and should be paid $250K a year to teach 6 months of four classes a week of Music Appreciation. The community college is the way to go and we are lucky to have educators who ply their talents in the real world of educating young adults. WVNCC is one such school.

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