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Obama Announcing Plan to Make Community College

casper1947casper1947 Member Posts: 1,147 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2015 in Politics
President Barack Obama will propose a plan to make community college free for students.

"What I'd like to do is see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it," Obama said in a White House video posted online Thursday. "That's right, for free for everybody who's willing to work for it. It's something we can accomplish and it's something that'll train our workforce so that we can compete with anybody in the world."
Obama will lay out his full vision in a speech in Tennessee Friday.

The White House says the plan could save a full-time community college student about $3,800 a year and benefit about 9 million students annually. Under the proposal, students would have to keep a 2.5 grade point average and make progress toward getting a college diploma. Community colleges would have to offer programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

The White House says federal funding would cover three-fourths of the average cost of community college; participating states would pick up the remaining quarter.


  • lpaalplpaalp Member Posts: 944 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Probably one of his better ideas... an opportunity, but only if the individual succeeds and progresses. Unlike Pell grants and loans, the student is required to maintain a decent GPA.
    Interesting, though, that he can put forth a 'plan' with no funding and no coordination with the other financial contributors. May be more of a dream....
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    oh good another FREEBIE provide for by a new tax??? and the work required???...probably have to learn how to be a community organizer...and think of the votes this fiasco will garner
  • KAMsalesKAMsales Member Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well, he probably wants all those illegals he just let in get an education, that way they'll know how to spend their welfare money better [xx(]
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