California Community Colleges Look To Save Money By Banning Repeat Classes

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Mweluke Kyumba was the most dapper student at American River College on Friday afternoon, donning a black vest and tie over his satin blue shirt while other students welcomed the sunny weather with shorts and tees.

It was a sign of just how seriously Kyumba, 22, takes his ballroom dancing class. At first, it was just a recreational course, but after his fourth time around, dancing has become his life, he says.

There are few subject areas at community colleges where students can repeat classes, but many do so with arts and physical education courses under the mantra that practice makes perfect.

That soon could change.

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