Thursday, September 10, 2015

President Obama to Announce a New ‘College Promise’ Campaign

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 9th, 2015

The movements for free community college and other tuition- and debt-free college programs will get a renewed push on Wednesday when President Obama returns to Macomb Community College, in Michigan — along with Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and a longtime community-college professor — to announce a wide-ranging new effort called the College Promise campaign.
Notably, with many observers now questioning whether Mr. Obama has the political support to get his own free-community-college proposal enacted before he leaves office, the new campaign will promote not only the administration’s America’s College Promise but also a variety of state and local efforts.
While details of the campaign will be made public later on Wednesday, parties familiar with it said it would include activities to encourage grass-roots organizing of students through an organization called Heads Up America.  An advertising agency working with Heads Up America will produce public-service announcements featuring students, community-college alumni, and celebrities.

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