Why not to judge who's "college material"

“I did very poorly in high school for a variety of reasons, and was told I wasn't college material. A few years later, I took a chance and went to City College of San Francisco--which I could pay for myself with my minimum wage job. ... It was life changing: I went on to CalState and then a fellowship at the U of M, and began teaching at the community college level. ...  If California hadn't made CCSF available to me, I'd probably still be the angriest cashier at Fisherman's Wharf.”

-- St. Paul College instructor Sue Taylor, commenting on Jill Biden's Huffington Post essay, "Supporting Our Community Colleges."

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