California Pushes Forward on Free TuitionNovember 17, 2016 |
by Stephanie Botelho
After President Obama announced a goal last year to make community college free for all Americans, no state has moved as aggressively as California.
In 2016, at least 20 programs offering support to incoming community college students were introduced in California, bringing the state’s total to about 30, according to the federal Department of Education.
“I think it’s a grand experiment frankly,” said Martha Kanter, the executive director of the College Promise campaign.