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‘It’s Just Too Much’: Why Students Are Abandoning Community Colleges in Droves



by Lawrence Lanahan

Kamarree Williams had been on a path to college since before he learned long division.

A 2020 high school graduate from Marin City, California, Williams had entered an after-school college prep program, Bridge the Gap, when he was in third grade. During high school, he took dual enrollment courses at the two-year College of Marin. Williams, who is now 18, had hoped to attend the college after graduation, transfer to a four-year school and eventually own a restaurant one day.

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