Report: Community colleges "separate and unequal"

05/23/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Less government spending on community colleges has left them increasingly separate and unequal, according a new report being released today by the Century Foundation. Because such schools receive lower funding per student, higher education has become stratified, with more wealthy students attending four-year colleges, and more low-income students attending two-year schools, the report finds. To address the disparities, the report recommends policy changes to increase economic diversity at community colleges and more slots reserved for graduates at four-year schools, among other things.

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