Community college placement falters

The U.S. community college course-placement system is a mess. That includes the many well-regarded two-year colleges in the Washington area, says Jay Mathews, columnist for the Washington Post. For many people, Harvard is a more intriguing subject than Howard Community College. But keep in mind that at this moment, nearly half of all U.S. undergraduates are attending community colleges. The fact that millions of those students are having trouble getting the courses they want is worthy of attention…

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