There are (of course!) already a handful of articles about why this probably isn’t a good idea, but I’m kind of loving this lame-duck President who’s trying to stick it to as many for-profit colleges as possible before he heads out.
If all 50 states choose to implement the President’s new community college proposal, it could:
Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
Benefit roughly 9 million students each year
Under President Obama’s new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce — all at no cost to them.
Let’s all take a minute and think about how different our lives would be now if we could have gotten the first half of our bachelor’s degrees for free (stay strong).
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.