Community colleges: No room for lingerers

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The historically wide-open doors of California's community college system will be merely ajar beginning in 2014, when enrollment priority will go to students with clear academic or vocational goals.</p>

<p>By contrast, students who linger at college for years, sampling classes, finding themselves or simply enjoying free, noncredit enrichment classes, will go to the back of the priority line and could be shut out altogether if there aren't enough classes or instructors for everyone.

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<p>Of course, this is happening across the country, as short-sighted taxpayers and legislators disinvest in higher education; the one area where young adults need the most help and where the greatest difference can be made between a dead-end and a sustainable job.</p>

<p>And, California is perhaps hardest-hit of all, in part because they have been disinvesting in education for longer than just about any other state.</p>

<p>I think it make sense
"...students who linger at college for years, sampling classes, finding themselves or simply enjoying free, noncredit enrichment classes, will go to the back of the priority line and could be shut out altogether..."</p>

<p>Eh, it's time to crack down. I've seen low-income students holding out for their financial aid money and failing them or dropping them once they got it. It is very unfair to other students. </p>

<p>I don't honestly believe someone needs to take Ceramics for the fourth time. People need to become goal-oriented when they get to college. With tuition going up every year people can't really afford to putz around.</p>

<p>I thought my mom was joking about that...she was saying how some people don't need to be there like older people just taking a few classes for fun. Well how else will they learn? Maybe they could maybe tution cheaper for transer and AA degree students?Or more expense for those that aren't looking for a degree?</p>