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FM’s value sure to rise

September 29, 2013

Fulton-Montgomery Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, it should be noted the school has played an important — and unique — role in higher education in the area....

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Sep-29-13 4:07 AM

I know this must be getting old, but... well said! Another local editorial that is spot on. Please... just ignore that clod in corporate and take the time to write local op-ed pieces. They make sense. Good job.

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Sep-29-13 6:44 AM

FM is not only for young people, but those needing to change their careers. Many folks, middle aged and older go back to college for personal enrichment as well as keeping up with an ever changing work force.

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Sep-29-13 8:38 AM

FM has been a great asset to our Community. The cost of education would be even less if High Schools would teach better so students would not have to waste money taking remedial courses to catch up enough to qualify for the College courses.

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Sep-29-13 8:41 AM

I'm impressed to see your vocabulary expanding dave, 'clod', now THATS profound!

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Sep-29-13 10:30 AM

Nice to see that putting FMCC on your resume is now a game changer. Too bad it wasn't over 40 years ago when I entered the job market and the ink on my FMCC diploma was still wet. It made me realize that a two year degree wasn't enough and my first two years were a bargain. As for the clean room, how many students have landed jobs at Global Founderies? Do you have numbers to back up the cheers? I'm just wondering. However, I am impressed by the radiology program. Too bad it isn't expanded to serve more students.

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Sep-29-13 11:58 AM

BoB, you are almost right with the cost statement. Where you missed it was the fact that as one of my professors in the recent past leaned against a door frame and stated "I don't teach this class, you people learn it" Unfortunately schools have always put the responsibility for student grades on the teachers, even a hundred years ago. BUT back then the students learned because they knew that that was their job. And we (old school students) didn't want to disappoint our parents, teachers and others. Today (and for probably the last 20 or so years) secondary education has become more like adolescent day care, many of the kiddies are jus' wannabe gangstas, don't go to school prepared to learn, and keep aksin" y do I gotta no dat stuff

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Sep-29-13 12:00 PM

And BoB, a lot more was expected from high school graduates in days gone by ---- and we knew it

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Sep-30-13 9:24 AM

Hopefully they will one day make FMCC a 4-year school. It would boost local economies and give a local option to get a bachelor's degree, thus increasing the education of the area which would make it more marketable to high-tech and white-collar careers. It literally could change the entire area, both economically and socially.

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Sep-30-13 11:13 AM

Loyal, nice thought, BUT are you forgetting that the local economy has been in the tank for longer than many of the residents have been alive??? I just heard that G'ville was designated the poorest community in the state (maybe it was the nation). My son (who was born @ NLH) recently told me that he wouldn't move to the area even if he hit the lottery and didn't need to work. Look around, there aren't even any top notch restaurant chains in the area (Texas Roadhouse, Outback, Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel) An investor could probably buy most of the city of G'ville for a million or two, but he might as well use that cash as tinder for a fire as try to make a buck there. More incentives are needed to bring real people to the area.

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Sep-30-13 12:54 PM

druggy: Gee, there was a Ponderosa but the locals ate them out of business. One night we watched the same customer refill his plate more than once with every piece of chicken they brought out. 9 out of 10 restaurant ventures fail. Locally, quantity seem more important than quality. Raindancer is the exception to the rule. For Italian food, L'Ultimo in Amsterdam is as good as any we dined at in Boston's North End when we would visit relatives. And, the bill is a heck of a lot less than the $200 plus it would cost for four plates of macaroni.

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Sep-30-13 1:13 PM

druggy: Your son already hit the lottery, politics aside, by having you for his dad. You didn't teach him how to win it but you taught him how to earn it.

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Sep-30-13 6:17 PM

Hill, THANK YOU for that, I'm humbled

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