Sunday, December 25, 2011

State community colleges set to ration classes

State community colleges set to ration classes:

State community colleges set to ration classes

Diana Wachner writes in a Life Review class. Community colleges plan to focus on essential classes only.

During World War II, there was food rationing. In 2012, California's community college leaders are poised to approve education rationing for thousands of students.

The proposal is controversial, with many students and educators critical of a shakeout that could end free courses offered for generations, including classes such as music appreciation and memoir writing. Also squeezed out would be students who linger at college for years, sampling one class after another.

The problem is as basic as a butter shortage. Essential



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/24/MN3U1MD0L6.DTL#ixzz1hb1KAlMq

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