Monday, May 4, 2015

Pushing for Free

Inside Higher Ed
May 1st, 2015


Since President Obama proposed a national free community college initiative, many have wondered if the idea has a chance of becoming reality. Few ideas seems to go anywhere in Washington, where political dysfunction runs rampant. At this month's American Association of Community Colleges meeting, enthusiasm remained high for the proposal, even as some community college presidents expressed skepticism over the feasibility of the plan.
Yet there are efforts to advance the free community college idea. A coalition -- not yet formally announced -- of business leaders, academics, mayors and foundations is looking to continue promoting the benefits and importance of the proposal.

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