Obama stresses community colleges

President Obama’s campaign is talking up community colleges as the route to “good jobs.”

After years of economic decline, Elyria, Ohio is counting on its community college to spark a renaissance, writes the New York Times. Bridgette Harvan, the waitress at Donna’s Diner, is “slowly inching toward degrees in ultrasound technology and business marketing” at Lorain County Community College. If she’d pick one career goal — ultrasound technology is the better bet — she might move more quickly.

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  1. Community colleges are becoming the community centers that K-12 school districts used to be.