When I was young, community college were snickered at as places for kids who had goofed off in high school. Going to one was a mark of shame.
That negative assessment has been changing. “Real” colleges have gotten prodigiously expensive and the curriculum has turned into a nasty brew of leftist ideology. The supposed “great investment” in a BA is now much in doubt.
Also, community colleges have been picking up their game, offering solid basic skills and career training. North Carolina has recently installed a new man at the helm of its community-college system, Peter Hans, and in today’s Martin Center article, Shannon Watkins interviews him.