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    although in reality it was not free at all, someone else was paying for it. The same goes with the free community college concept. The cost would shift from the student paying to taxpayers. Free community college sounds like a wonderful idea. Everyone would have an equal opportunity at higher education. Just because someone comes from low income housing should not limit that individual to pursue a college education. This would result in an overall educated society with an increase in…

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    Going to college has become the new trend and its attendance has been increasing for quite some time now. Everybody is doing it—yes, that includes women, minorities, and all social classes. In the United States, we have a variety of college types that can be attended for all different types of people and educational opportunities. What I am going to discuss is if there is really a “better option” of the type of school everyone should be aiming to go to. Which college, a community college,…

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    Community college Does everyone go to college or a university right after high school? Of course not everyone goes to a college or a university right after high school. But, in my opinion, I think people should apply for a university and a community college. The path I’m going to choose right after high school is to apply for a university and some colleges and hope that I will get accepted into the university. I will also try to apply for scholarships. However, my plan after high school is to…

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    Having free community college is a huge opportunity for many Americans across the United States. This idea was brought forth by President Obama recently. I first heard of this topic on the local news station. When I brought the topic up with my friends it created an argument between debating if it should be free. My peers were much divided on the subject. This topic brings my attention because I come from a low income family. Not having much money while growing up makes it hard to get a good…

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    The article “The Good That Community Colleges Do, Part 1” by Rob Jenkins evaluates some of the things they do well at community colleges and the opportunities it creates for the students. Jenkins states, “Recent studies on the value of two-year colleges were contradictory because what we do well is hard to measure” (“The Good That Community Colleges Do, Part 1”). The thee things that Jenkins focuses on that do well at and creates an awesome opportunity for students are: the advantages of the…

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    individual classes, vocational trade, community college or a four-year university. Once completed, they obtain specific certifications, which vary from a certificate to a PHD. While these options provide educational opportunities for all, some would argue that there is an over utilization of community colleges. “In the Defense of Elitism”, William A. Henry III argues that taxpayers are forced to foot the bill, community colleges are over crowded, and that community colleges lowers the…

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    because of my passion for working with kids. Next fall, I plan on enrolling at Mayland Community College and hope to earn my associate’s degree and then I am going to transfer to a four- year university to earn my bachelor’s degree. The top three colleges I am considering for transfer are East Tennessee State University, Appalachian State University, and Mars Hill University. I have not applied to any of these colleges yet, so, therefore, I haven’t been accepted yet. I would begin going to the…

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    Another advantage community college students have is the size of the classes. At a community college classes are made up between fifthteen to twenty-five students. This can be a really huge advantage because this gives students a chance to speak with their professor, and this could lead to an easier learning experience. You can easily ask the professor, a question and receive a quick response back unlike waiting a day later, or maybe a week later. At a university, a “…student can be placed in a…

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    is Craven Community College (CCC) in New Bern, NC. Their mission statement: Craven Community College is a dynamic and responsive institution of higher education committed to improving and enriching individual lives and society through comprehensive, high quality and accessible learning opportunities that allow students to contribute and compete in a diverse and global community. Their vision statement: By 2017, Craven Community College will be recognized as a vibrant community college focused…

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    four-year college institutions, programs that have been made to benefit students have been annihilated due to a district’s budget cuts. Some programs have been budgeted unfairly, like the Fine Arts for example. Another factor of the U.S. education is the rising amount of growing university tuition prices. Although incoming college freshman has risen, the amount of student debt has risen drastically in the last few decades. Some parents are considering the possibility of…

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