Free Community College: A Hail Mary Pass?

January 16, 2015
Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

In his December year-end press conference, President Obama termed this part of his presidency ‘the 4th quarter’ and added “interesting things happen in the 4th quarter.” The President has proposed free community college (75 percent paid for by federal government and 25 percent by states) for students who maintain C+ grades AND make consistent progress towards graduation. “Community colleges should be free for those willing to work for it,” said Obama. “It’s not a blank check, not a free lunch, but for those willing to do the work…it can be a game changer.”

Check out the full blog at Huffington Post.