Re: Is Community College a Good Investment?

A good point from a reader about a potential upside to high drop-out rates at community colleges.

Another side to the question is that someone who probably wasn’t cut out for college was able to learn that relatively cheaply. Doesn’t negate the cost to the government — but it sure helps the student (and the parents).

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