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CMS: Community Colleges
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04/09/2010
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How are teachers at state community colleges serving the needs of students?

 

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49:22 minutes (23.7 MB)
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U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan said it best, "I simply want to celebrate the fact that right near your home, year in and year out, a community college is quietly—and with very little financial encouragement—saving lives and minds. I can’t think of a more efficient, hopeful or egalitarian machine, with the possible exception of the bicycle."

Ryan added, "It is at a community college that a student can progress all the way from learning to read to learning to read poetry. That is, she can get the basic tools she must have to advance in the world and then go on and use them for the mind’s joy. This is a progression that improves both the student and her community every step of the way."

Kay Ryan taught for 30 years at community colleges.

Four passionate teachers join us to explore the impact Community Colleges are making in the state. Have you attended community college? What are some of the benefits?

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