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The Folly of Academic College for All


by Robert Cherry — August 24, 2009

This commentary discusses why community colleges ill serve their students by emphasizing the transfer function even to their weakest prepared students. Instead, more students would benefit from being directed towards certificate programs and associate degrees, enabling many to attain careers that are more lucrative than the lowest quartile of four-year graduates.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 24, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15755, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 8:51:51 PM

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  • Robert Cherry
    Brooklyn College
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    ROBERT CHERRY is Broeklundian Professor of Economics at Brooklyn College. He has written extensively on poverty and economic discrimination.
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