CC students do better with same-race prof

Community college students are more likely to complete a course and earn higher grades if the instructor matches their own race or ethnicity, a new study finds. The effect is greatest for blacks and recent high school graduates.

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A college summit with no instructors?

The Oct. 5 White House Community College Summit is “designed to miss the point,” writes a blogger known as Community College Dean.

Host Jill Biden, the vice-president’s wife and a community college professor, didn’t invite any college instructors, though she did ask the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CEO of Accenture, the dean complains. And that’s just the first problem . . .

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