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Letters: A college degree, one class at a time

October 07, 2012

Re "Higher learning slows to a crawl," Oct. 4

I received my education in the 1990s. I did not know how fortunate I was back then. I transferred from a community college to a four-year university.

How will my children obtain their education once they graduate from high school if they can only take one class per semester because of budget cuts? How is this going to affect my future in a state that produces a less-educated workforce? Maybe it is time to look for a less troubled state for my children's sake, and my own.

Bruce Henry

Oxnard

I don't know what Charity Hansen and Cinthia Garcia are unhappy about.

At one class per semester instead of the conventional four, they will be able to earn a college degree in only 16 years. During that time, my highly developed math skills tell me they'll only need one-fourth the food of a normal person, be able to sleep in one-fourth of a bed and have one-fourth of a life. It's also easy to see that they'll also age at one-fourth the usual rate.

And thanks to the Legislature's refusal to pay for the basic services that once made this state great, when they do finally graduate, they'll find themselves in an economy that is but a fraction of its former self. Everything fits.

Geoff Kuenning

Claremont

Budget cuts are forcing community colleges to eliminate courses. Yet they are still offering boxing and personal growth and development classes. Does anyone see a problem with this picture?

Jack Berens

Alta Loma

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