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Community colleges need more funding

Today on CNBC, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cited that community colleges were not getting the funding they needed. The world we live in today is constantly changing and the need to update our skills will always be in demand. The world does not stop once a student gets his or her degree. In most cases, a four-year degree from a large university means the end of formal education. The saying 'I completed my education' upon receiving my degree couldn't be further from the truth.

Community colleges provide easy access for all people young and old. Expensive schools such as Harvard and Yale are unattainable and inaccessible for the majority of Americans. Few students return to these schools in adult years either from the cost or not feeling welcome because of age.

Community colleges are the way of the future and need the support and funding they so rightly deserve.

MIKE P. BRINK

Gresham