Thursday, May 7, 2009

New NBC show pokes fun at community colleges

NBC has recently announced its fall programming lineup and the list features "Community," a comedy about a "band of misfits" set at a fictional community college.

Apparently, "Community" has some folks in higher education worried that it might unfairly perpetuate the stereotype that community college students are "losers" (http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/06/nbc). Is this show a harmless parody and all in good fun or will it amount to hurtful stereotyping of community college students?

Check out this video preview or the show and tell us what you think!:



Also, check out yesterday's blog post by Tim Johnson (Burlington Free Press writer covering higher education) on this very subject... it even includes some quotes from a few CCV staff members. You can read his blog post by clicking here.

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