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Obama's Free Community College Plan Has $60 Billion Price Tag


Offbeat  (tags: Children, Education, Global economy, Globalization, History, Information Technology, Intelligence, Modernization, USA )


- 1594 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama proposed offering two years of community college free of charge to Americans "willing to work for it," and the White House announced Friday the plan would cost $60 billion over 10 years.



   

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Anthony D (43)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 4:08 am
What a joke, especially having to keep that stellar 2.5 grade average. Boy do we set our standards high in this country.
 

Freya H (345)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 6:33 am
All he has to do is tell Congress it's for defense, and they'll support it. ;)

Of course, you have to ask yourself who will really benefit - students, or for-profit colleges.
 

Janet R (38)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:03 pm
How much money is spent on wars; at least this money would be used in our own country. It doesn't matter because the Republicans will not agree to it. The 1% certainly don't want the 99% getting smarter.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:23 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ray. Yes, it would help---except for the skyrocketing fees continuing. But, if we think this will pass a GOP Congress, then aliens have landed in DC....lol. I really can't see my Republican governor or legislature agreeing to the price tag unfortunately; all they care about is the continual upwards flow of money from the least to to the most wealthy.
I do agree the money should come from the War Budget. But, I fantasize.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 2:29 pm
If you think education is expensive, look at ignorance. I am SO tired of people who look only at costs and never at benefits. That is not even good business, and it's far worse government.
 

Sharon F (0)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 4:26 pm
Simple solution. Take the $ from the budget of the bloated, incompetent, rapist military. Real defense is having an educated, healthy, employed population. Plan B: tax beer and soda (pop).
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Monday January 12, 2015, 9:30 am
Germany has free college for everyone.
 
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