State Funding Limitations and Community College Open Door Policy: Conflicting Priorities?

  title={State Funding Limitations and Community College Open Door Policy: Conflicting Priorities?},
  author={Ruth Zimmer Hendrick and William H. Hightower and Dennis E. Gregory},
  journal={Community College Journal of Research and Practice},
  pages={627 - 640}
Recent national budget shortfalls in the United States have caused many states to evaluate various ways to cut their budgets—including cutting education expenditures—while community college enrollments have continued to explode. The combination of these 2 factors threatens the traditional open door policy of public community colleges. 
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