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A NEW DC COMMUNITY COLLEGE - YEAH RIGHT

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A NEW DC COMMUNITY COLLEGE - YEAH RIGHT

 

 

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A group of District leaders is calling for the creation of a community college to provide job training for city residents.

 

It's not a new idea. Various commissions have recommended it over the past few decades, but there has never been the political will -- or money -- to make it happen. This time, in an effort led by the Brookings Institution, the D.C. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, a group of civic leaders hope the timing might be right.

 

Officials at the city's public college, the University of the District of Columbia, say they hope to play a major role. "It's one of our top priorities now," said James W. Dyke Jr., the UDC board chairman.

 

The sad truth is, DC once has two community colleges that prepared its residents for technical skilled jobs but they were gobbled up by the University of the District of Columbia and their curriculums were phased out.

 

I do not believe that our elected leaders really care about providing job training for low income, blue collar type people as that would defeat their support over the years for a well designed gentrification of DC and anger developers by making it possible for low income earners to remain in DC and frustrate developers in their long term goals.

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