Is 2 Better Than 4?

Two recent commentaries (“College is not always the answer,” by Howard Root, the retired CEO of Vascular Solutions Inc., in the July 10 Business Forum, and “Postsecondary education for non-dummies,” by Katherine Kersten in the July 16 Opinion Exchange section) applaud the value of technical certificates and two-year associate’s degrees. I agree — these programs are absolutely the right choice for many Minnesota high school graduates. Considering the growing demand for citizens with technical training and skills, it is more important than ever that we help students understand the value of programs such as those offered at our technical and community colleges.

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