The Obama administration has touted community colleges as the one institution in higher education that can best adapt to the nation’s economic realities and still deliver the education and training Americans so desperately need, reports NPR. During a 2009 speech, President Obama promised $12 billion for community colleges. But they never saw any of that money because the president couldn’t sell his plan to Congress. Now the ongoing cuts in state funding for higher education are so deep that community colleges are struggling to deliver the very services they’ve been praised for…

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