A few weeks ago I attended a higher education media dinner, at which college and university presidents engaged in a freewheeling discussion of a number of issues raised by journalists. One topic that came up was the coverage, or lack of coverage, of community colleges. And they were right. Most media attention is given to four-year schools. Not too long ago, the community college was seen as the place you went to when you couldn't get into "real" college. Of course, that wasn't true then, and it certainly isn't true now.