Dear Mr. Trump,

Community colleges are in the news again, but for a different reason than usual. Years ago, we were lauded for flexibility in meeting needs of the communities we serve. Then we became a focus of intense national discussion about providing a community college education free to all citizens.

We were back in headlines again earlier this month when President Trump described community colleges as “technical colleges” and posed the question, “Community colleges, what does that really mean?” — perhaps not understanding the breadth and depth of our mission.

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