The op-ed by
First, based on my 15 year tenure as an associate professor at
Secondly, Mr. Miller seems to imply that there is a direct correlation between tuition and quality. In an unsubstantiated statement, he reports that "Community college founders have sought to produce 'intelligent followers' — docile technicians, resigned to their economic fate and not dreaming of being well-educated, politically active, powerful citizens."
This is absolute nonsense!
As to the quality and rigor of programs at Anne Arundel Community College, my students consisted not only of students beginning their post-secondary education but those along the continuum with PhDs in philosophy and physics from some of the most prestigious four-year universities. And those advanced degree students inevitably expressed their utmost satisfaction with the educational quality and rigor of the community college.
Richard Ulrich, Glen Arm