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In his case, he didn't do well (he didn't elect to do the studying that he needed to do) and he didn't return this semester. On the one hand, I wish he had done better. On the other hand, if he wasn't going to choose to do well then I'm glad we were out $3200 and not $10,000.

That's the Very Big Deal that the article doesn't even mention. My daughter went to a community college for two years. She changed her mind a couple of times about what she wanted to do, learned some important social lessons, and ended up deciding college was not for her. Though she did not get even an associate's degree, she learned some very important life lessons.

At the end of that experience, she had no debt and neither did I. I probably saved more on taxes due to HoH filing status and tuition deduction than I actually spent on her college. Worth. Every. Penny.

The public chatter tends to ignore the fact that some people aren't ready for college right out of high school, or may not be college material in the first place. CCs let them figure this out without mortgaging their lives.

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