I’m going to sidestep the question of how we pay for this (and I realize that’s a pretty big step) to focus on what’s at the core of this: a recognition that community colleges are more than just “high schools with ashtrays”, as they’ve often been called. Way more.
California school officials are set to select as many as 15 community colleges for a pilot program that would allow them to offer 4-year degrees.
Actor Tom Hanks penned an op-ed on his experiences at Hayward’s Chabot College, and voiced his support for the President’s plan to make two years of free community college available to millions of Americans.
President Obama Offers Details Of $60 Billion Plan To Provide Americans 2 Years Of Free Community College
President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college “down to zero” for all Americans, an ambitious nationwide plan based on a popular Tennessee program signed into law by that state’s Republican governor.
Going to college for free might sound too good to be true, but thanks to President Obama, that might become a reality.
The state Senate has approved a pilot program under which some California community college campuses would offer four-year degrees in certain specialized fields.
About 300 college students from San Jose boarded buses Monday and traveled to Sacramento to urge lawmakers to favor a bill allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees, a spokesman said.
The governing board for the California’s community college system will vote on a plan that would require students to maintain at least a C-average to remain eligible for a fee waiver.
The regional panel that decided last month to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco effective next year is now under increased review itself after state legislators Wednesday approved a request to audit the organization.
Students from City College of San Francisco took over City Hall Tuesday night, protesting a recent decision by a regional panel to revoke the school’s accreditation and to seek Mayor Ed Lee’s help.