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Trump’s Confusion



by Dr. Michael Chipps

At a White House forum this spring, President Donald Trump indicated that he was confused by the term “community colleges.” The president’s remarks included, “So we need vocational schools. Now, they call them, a lot of times, community colleges. I don’t think it’s an accurate definition.”

It is understandable why America’s highest political officer may be confused as America’s community colleges are often misunderstood by those who may not use them or do not comprehend why they were originated. George Santayana, a 20th century philosopher and poet, once stated, ‘Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’