The Madeleine Brand Show for November 16, 2011

Community college students struggle to find open classes

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Full classrooms are the new normal for college students.

Years of budget cuts are pushing some students into extreme situations to complete their education. About 10 percent of community college students attend more than one school. It's called "swirling," and students do this to get the classes they need to graduate. It has some schools re-examining their mission. Reporter Kathryn Baron has more.


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