Limiting community colleges to students with a “plan” demonstrates a lost opportunity and faulty logic.
Mature adults wishing to enhance their lives, avocational learners, students seeking a “plan,” and those wishing greater depth in courses complimenting degree study can, and generally would, pay incremental costs to keep facilities and instruction available. A “cost recovery” or “cost recovery plus profit” fee could be charged. Self-funding is reasonable.
The responsibility of community colleges to enhance all education must not be subjugated to a role only as job mills. Business and industry must also directly contribute to training their future employees.
Advanced students in the classroom enhance the experience of students taking the course solely as a requisite for their job-seeking plan.
Removing “repeaters” is philosophically opposed to egalitarian principles upon which democratic education is based. All education is important.
Arts are an integral part of our healthy economy. These disciplines would suffer most.
Community colleges are under duress, but to limit educational opportunities is another indication of weakening community because we’re unwilling to devise new ways to pay for societal well-being. The facilities exist. Qualified instructors are looking for work. We should fully utilize all resources. Banning continuing education is an egregious inequity.
Waage serves well
I’m very disappointed in The Tribune for not endorsing Ed Waage and publishing an article by Bob Cuddy, who has a very transparent agenda.
Ed Waage has served our community of Pismo Beach very well. And although I’d hate to see him leave the City Council, our county needs a pro-jobs, common-sense, polite individual serving in that capacity. Not a rude, arrogant politician who believes more government is better than less, like Hill.
Vote over, signs out
To the Mesa Community Alliance folks: Remember all of the “No on the NCSD pipeline” signs that you littered Nipomo with? Time to take them down. Please make sure that you remove each and every one of them. Thank you.
Just don’t get it
Yet another editorial supporting the Nipomo Community Services District’s inappropriate assessment district and pipeline. The fact that you cite the cost of the pipeline without the incredibly expensive water costs that must flow with it is but one example of your “drinking the Kool-Aid.” I only have five words for you: You just don't get it.