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  • California promises free community college tuition, but how will it pay?

    11/13/2017 10:31:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Barbara Harvey
    Weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 19, which waives fees for first-time freshmen at California community colleges, officials in the Los Rios Community College District are wondering where the money will come from to pay for the tuition breaks. AB 19 would expand upon the current fee waiver for low-income students, recently renamed the California Promise Grant. The new grant would waive the first year of fees for all first-time, full-time students attending a California community college, regardless of need. Los Rios supported the bill, but spokesman Gabe Ross recently expressed concern that money could wind up being diverted...
  • Phil Murphy: I'll bring tuition- free community college to N.J.

    09/18/2017 5:47:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | September 18, 2017 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    UPDATE: While Murphy initially said his tuition-free plan would cost as much as $400 million, a Murphy spokesman later clarified that the most it would cost would be $200 million. TRENTON -- Democratic nominee for governor Phil Murphy on Monday formally announced a plan to offer tuition-free community college to all New Jerseyans. "We simply do not have the workforce that we need," said Murphy, standing on the sidewalk of the Trenton Junior College & School of Industrial Arts and flanked by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. "We can and we must open the doors of opportunity, wide, for all...
  • Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

    07/21/2017 5:12:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 258 replies
    NPR ^ | July 19, 2017 | Kayla Lattimore and Julie Depenbrock
    Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads. It is also the single most failed course in community colleges across the country. So if you're not a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math), why even study algebra?
  • SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE NEARLY $500K IN FED FUNDS FOR MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S

    11/15/2016 2:14:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 32 replies
    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer ^ | 11.15.16 | U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer
    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,500 in federal funds for Mohawk Valley Community College’s thINCubator. This funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) i6 Challenge program and will allow Mohawk Valley to provide funding for start-up companies as well as connect them with the resources needed to succeed and create jobs. Specifically, this funding is aimed at helping entrepreneurs in Upstate NY’s burgeoning nanotechnology, cybersecurity and Unmanned Aerial Systems sectors. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding is a critical component of making this project a reality.
  • Detroit Makes Community College Free (Paid for by Property Taxes)

    03/23/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-22-2016 | Katie Labosco
    Under state rules, the first two years of promise zones must be funded through philanthropy. Beginning in 2018, the Detroit Promise will be funded by increases in property tax revenue based on the 6 mills of the State Education Tax; the program will capture half of any increase in property tax revenue from the SET, officials said. Detroit Public Schools interim superintendent Alycia Meriweather told students gathered at a news conference that it’s now up to them to be prepared for college, by getting good grades. “You have an opportunity today that all the rest of us who grew up...
  • Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

    10/01/2015 11:07:11 AM PDT · by halo66 · 916 replies
    Not sure what the situation is...
  • Oregon Will Become Second State to Offer Free Community College

    07/07/2015 9:42:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Willamette Week Newspaper ^ | July 7, 2015 | Nigel Jaquiss
    More than 10,000 students are expected to benefit from a last-minute bill passed by legislators this week that makes Oregon only the second state (after Tennessee) to offer free community college. The idea, according to state Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), is that a lot of needy students who might like to attend community college are currently failing to apply for federal grants that could pay for much of their education. The new legislation, Senate Bill 81, offers a carrot: If eligible students apply for and receive federal grants for community college, Oregon will pay the balance of their tuition. The...
  • Shooting reported at North Carolina community college

    04/13/2015 6:34:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    A North Carolina community college is on lockdown Monday after a shooting on campus, authorities say. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office told WRAL that there had been a shooting at Wayne County Community College. But details of the shooting were not immediately available. “This is not a drill. The entire campus is under lockdown,” read a message posted on the school’s website.
  • Obama's 'Free' Community College - Not a very sound idea

    02/06/2015 7:02:04 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/4/2015 | Dr. David Herbert
    President Obama recently announced his goal to provide two years of “free” community college for American workers. This has been met with cheers from community college leaders, high school administrators, and plenty of Americans. Such cheers, however, are not such a clear sign that President Obama would have us believe in the wisdom of providing free community college education. First, let’s not pretend that this is going to result in saving the country money on education — it merely changes who foots the bill. Instead of people attending community colleges paying for their own education, the American taxpayer will be...
  • GREAT idea: Let’s Liquidate Community College

    02/05/2015 6:47:14 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 66 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 | PEDRO GONZALES
    President Obama wants to make community college free to all. But we already have way too many unqualified people going to community colleges. Did you know that the number of students who successfully graduate from publicly-funded community college is only 20%? And that figure is for students who take up to 3 years… to complete a 2 year program! Put another way, 80% of students who go into community college don’t graduate in a reasonable period of time. And community colleges are heavily subsidized by the taxpayer. Why should we subsidize schools where 4 out of 5 students drop out?...
  • White House Targeted Education Savings

    02/02/2015 7:47:09 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While the Obama Administration hatched a plan to make community college free, the White House plotted a change in the tax treatment of savings accounts parents use to pay for their children’s college education. “During his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed taxing 529 college savings plans,” Alexander Hendrie of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) writes. “529 tax plans work by allowing families to deposit after tax funds into an account that then accumulates interest.” “When funds are withdrawn from the account to pay for college they are tax free.” These Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) allow parents to...
  • Democratic Pickpockets and Purse Snatchers

    01/26/2015 2:14:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    Like walking in a neighborhood full of pickpockets and purse snatchers, living under the Obama administration should leave all Americans worried about what will be pilfered from them next.In one of the most hypocritical moves yet—and that’s saying something—by a man who exhaled a lot of hot air in recent weeks, including during the State of the Union speech, talking about the importance of a college education, President Obama is now proposing to end tax-free withdrawals from 529 college savings accounts, diminishing (or perhaps even eliminating)their attractiveness as savings vehicles and thereby reducing incentives for millions of American families to...
  • The Free Community College Plan is Obama’s G.I. Bill (Wait, he's serious!)

    01/25/2015 4:10:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jonathan Alter
    The president’s plan to make community college free for everyone is the best news for the middle class in a long time. President Obama this month gave the best State of the Union address of his presidency but it was largely written in disappearing ink. Like the vast majority of presidential speeches, little of it lingers. But one proposal in the speech could prove historic. While Obama’s $60 billion plan for two free years of community college is dead-on-arrival in the Republican Congress, it is very much alive in American politics, where progressives now have an aspirational, easy-to-understand issue to...
  • Free Community College - Economics and Education in Freefall Together

    01/19/2015 12:16:24 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 19, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Democrats have long called for grammar school to be “free” (that is, taxpayer-funded)… and they’ve long called for high school to be “free” (yes, even more taxpayer-funded)… and now the Democrats are calling for college – or at least the first two years of it – to be free as well. The proposal can – and should – be shot down with a single point: The United States is, by any measure of the term, bankrupt. We have gone from 7 trillion dollars in debt to 15 trillion in just six years, more than doubling a national debt that had...
  • Devaluing Education in America

    01/18/2015 6:44:37 PM PST · by LizHarrison · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1-15-2015 | Liz Harrison
    Education in America is arguably one of the most contradictory institutions in existence. Teaching as a vocation is both under and over valued, depending on which level one is considering. Many Americans are quick to protest wage and benefit increases when it comes to teachers in public schools. Primarily because it is a readily seen expense on the local level. However, the same issue causes calls for more Federal or State dollars in schools, ostensibly to improve their performance. Once the issue moves on to collegiate level, there are cries about the high expense of tuition in state and private...
  • Ann Coulter: As Long as Obama Brought Up the Cost of College...

    01/15/2015 9:21:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/15/2015 | Ann Coulter
    I gather from Obama's "free" community college proposal that his plan for dealing with the Republican Congress over the next two years is to throw out ridiculously expensive ideas no one has ever heard of before, and then denounce Republicans for being naysayers. Community college is already incredibly inexpensive. The only thing that will jack up the price is making it "free." How about a big federal program to provide every American with free toilet paper? Coincidentally, that's about all most college degrees are good for these days. Obama's moronic proposal has presented the GOP with a fantastic opportunity. Since...
  • Is “free” community college just another out of touch elitist scheme? [Obamacare for college]

    01/13/2015 7:57:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    The short answer is “yes”. Megan McArdle makes the point : Higher education is becoming the ginseng of the policy world: a sort of all-purpose snake oil for solving any problem you’d care to name, as long as we consume enough of it. Education is a very good thing, but it is not the only good thing. An indiscriminate focus on pushing more people into the system is no cure for society’s ills–and indeed, often functions as a substitute for helping the people who are struggling in the current system. In fact (beside the fact we can’t afford “ObamaCare...
  • Obama's "Free Education" proposal: A Community-College Plan Doomed to Fail

    01/13/2015 7:33:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2015 | The Editors
    The logic behind the “free” community-college program President Obama announced last week is understandable. A high-school education once put many well-paying jobs within reach of Americans. Today, post-high-school work is increasingly necessary. So President Obama has proposed that two years of community college be free for students in most programs, accompanied by more oversight and accountability from Washington. The problems begin where they did with efforts to improve elementary and secondary education from Washington: Why is a locally provided good the concern of the federal government? And since when was America’s K–12 educational system, let alone the federal government’s attempts...
  • Obama's "Free Education" proposal: A Community-College Plan Doomed to Fail

    01/13/2015 7:33:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 01/13/2015 | The Editors
    Two stars from the Seattle Seahawks took time away from the field to cut an ad shilling for Obamacare. The ad, posted Friday, features Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and rhetorically explosive cornerback Richard Sherman touting the benefits of President Obama’s healthcare law and its web portal Healthcare.gov.
  • Community College an Expensive Freebie

    01/12/2015 7:09:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 9, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It’s one thing for conservative pundits to question the Obama Administration’s latest higher education subsidy. It’s quite another for a writer in The Atlantic to start asking inconvenient questions. “President Obama wants to provide free tuition at community colleges, a proposal that could benefit as many as 9 million students, according to a White House outline of the plan released Thursday,” Fawn Johnson wrote on the Atlantic blog. “But there's one big caveat in the proposal: There isn't plan to fund it, other than to ask Congress for the money.” “Without that crucial piece of the program, which would be...