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by Peter Smith

Ever since the first college campus was created, its program of studies, modes of instruction and standards have, one way or the other, been controlled by the college and its faculty. Campuses were, relatively speaking, intellectually pristine, information-rich enclaves, separated from the rest of the information-poor world.

Fast forward to the beginning of the community college movement and the passage of the GI Bill in late-1940’s America. Suddenly, colleges were not only not for the elite, but they had overtly economic — as well as intellectual — purposes.

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