We Need Free Community College NowOctober 4, 2016 |
by Brian Burkhart
In 2015, President Obama proposed America’s College Promise, which would provide free tuition for students attending community college. The basis for his plan was to address the fact that, by the end of this decade, two-thirds of jobs will require higher education.
Yet almost two years later, the program seems to be withering on the vine.
The next president must make this a priority in order for it to succeed within the intended time frame. There is still time for both presidential candidates to speak to the program’s future.