Students are seen at Harper College in Palatine

 
Students are seen at Harper College in Palatine
Students are seen at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, February 21, 2013. Community colleges in less affluent areas have been hit especially hard in a pattern that could undermine some of U.S. President Barack Obama's efforts to help the nation's poor work their way into the middle class. Picture taken February 21, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress