CC to UC/CSU: Barriers to Transfer

I will use the word "disgrace" three times this afternoon, and one of the areas where I'm going to use the word disgrace is the variation in the number of junior college transfers that go on to upper division work in the CSU or the UC system. I think it's disgraceful that we should have fewer transfers from Community Colleges than the national average, and a disgrace that we have such tremendous discrepancies from one community college to another. It's really abhorrent to think that there should be that much difference between the opportunities provided by some community colleges as against others. -- Dr. Clark Kerr, Testimony at the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Education, Aug. 1999