Remember the community colleges
How is someone at a community college supposed to read the question “why are colleges so selective?”
b. as a direct slap in the face
c. as yet another indication of just how provincial the New York Times is
d. all of the above
To explain the Times’ thinking, I’ll trot out my old friend, the syllogism. Colleges are selective. Community colleges are not selective. Therefore, community colleges are not colleges.
Honestly, sometimes reading the Times I channel my inner Lou Ferrigno. “HULK SMASH PUNY RECORDING SECRETARY OF RULING CLASS!”...I couldn’t really expect them to acknowledge the existence of community colleges. There are only 1100 or so of them in the U.S., enrolling just under half of the entire undergraduate population of the country. By contrast, there are over seven schools in the Ivy League alone!
September 14, 2010; 9:23 AM ET
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