Liz Addison Two Years Are Better Than Four Essay

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Community College Today In the essay “Two Years Are Better Than Four,” Liz Addison, gives her viewpoint on higher education and why community college is important. She compares the learning experience at two-year community colleges to that of 4-year universities. Throughout her essay, Addison expresses her opinions on why community colleges are in many ways a better choice for many students. Addison begins her essay by referencing the opinions of Rick Perlstein and his idea that “College as America used to understand it is coming to an end,” by stating that “It mattered so much to him that he never got over his four years at the University of Privilege” (1). Additionally, Addison talks about how the college experience Perlstein describes is that of “his own nostalgia,” and isn’t indicative of the modern educational experience that students obtain today at the many community colleges (1). She even goes so far to say that, “My guess, reading between the lines, is that Mr.…show more content…
With great detail, it provides an accurate perspective of the education experience one might expect from a university and from a community college. Furthermore, I felt the essay contrasts the old style college experience with modern day community college life in a way that reminds us not every college student has the privilege of being able to afford to attend an expensive 4-year university. When Addison talks about how the college experience Perlstein describes is that of “his own nostalgia,” I also felt that that Perlstein’s experience is no longer indicative of the modern educational experience that students obtain today at the many community colleges (1). I would have to agree with Addison’s statement, “My guess, reading between the lines, is that Mr. Perlstein has never set foot in an American community college”
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