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“In Defense of Community College.”


With college admissions scandals in the headlines – wealthy people bribing test proctors and admissions officers to get their kids into elite universities – the question remains: does it really matter which college or university you go to, especially for your first two years? As a product of the community college system, (as well as the CSU and UC systems), and as a department chair and a professor at Southwestern College for 28 years, Peter Bolland has a front row seat on the topic. Let’s dialogue about the real value of higher education, the unearned stigma surrounding community colleges, and ways in which to accurately assess the role of community college education in improving life for all Californians.


Peter Bolland bio:


Peter Bolland is the philosophy and humanities department chair and a professor of philosophy and humanities at Southwestern College. A columnist for both Unity Magazine and the San Diego Troubadour, Bolland brings his extensive experience in philosophy, comparative religion, Asian philosophy, and world mythology to a widening audience through his writing and teaching off campus at venues like The Chopra Center, The Osher Institute at San Diego State University, San Diego Oasis, and many other places. Bolland is also an award-winning singer-songwriter and poet. Learn more at peterbolland.com