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December 16, 2013 12:00 AM

YOUR SAY: HBCUs bring value to student and society

The article concerning black colleges in the U.S. on the front page of your Dec. 9 issue has some implications that seem simplistic if not just wrong. The author, Sarah Carr, is correct in saying that Historically Black Colleges and Universities take under-prepared students and provide a level of support and personal attention that is hard to find elsewhere. She is also correct in noting the low graduation rates and in suggesting that these rates will be increasingly the basis for public funding. However, if the graduation rate were high one suspects that the institutions would be under fire for being diploma mills.

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