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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:30 pm

The University of New Mexico is right to attempt to direct limited scholarship resources to students with the best chance of succeeding in college.

Too many New Mexico high school graduates are not ready for the rigors of a four-year college education. Starting at the main campus in Albuquerque, unprepared, means they are more likely to drop out and perhaps never finish college. The state operates community colleges and smaller four-year colleges around New Mexico — perhaps too many, as we have argued before — just so students can start closer to home.

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