americas college promise

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The president also pledges $175 million for apprenticeship training.
As the need for education has grown, we have placed higher burdens on those who can least afford it: students and working families. Many students are leaving college with debt levels that would have financed a home mortgage in previous generations.
Every year, of the at least 122,600 undocumented seniors in the country's high schools, only around 2,000 are expected to graduate with a college degree.
We must offer seamless transitions from other colleges, particularly community colleges, to reduce redundancy in course work while also reducing the overall cost.
Let's make an even greater investment in the Pell Grant program. And let's eradicate labor market inequalities that reward white high school dropouts with greater access to jobs than black graduates with a community college degree.
As encouraging as the president's "America's College Promise" proposal is, the bigger picture remains incomplete, especially for high-achieving, low-income students seeking to transfer after two years--many of whom embody our nation's greatest strengths: native ability and persistence.
The President is expected to announce in his State of The Union Address tonight a plan to make community college free. It's called "America's College Promise," and while that might be welcome news for community college students around the country, it's another example of wasteful government spending.
President Obama's "America's College Promise" proposal for "free" community college is a great idea! A similar program in Tennessee, the site of President Obama's announcement, is apparently hugely successful. What could possibly go wrong with such a simple concept? Plenty.