Guest Column: Community Colleges Play A Vital Role In Education


Last updated 3/18/2019 at 3:03pm

As the “largest college admissions cheating case” prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, dozens of people were recently charged with allegedly trying to ensure their children’s admittance to elite universities through bribery.

On behalf of Blue Ridge Community College, we are disappointed by the news of the indictments. This case is unfortunate on many levels, including the cultural expectations of attending an elite university and pressures from parents that went too far. It could also be demoralizing to students who work hard to attend college and receive scholarships – a...

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