Students are best prepared for a life of democratic citizenship when they study real-world applications close to home.
"Our job is to encourage every person in this country to get all of the education they can, not to punish them for getting that education," Sanders says at the announcement with Cuomo, pictured at right.
Higher Education at Almost No Cost Is Possible in the U.S., and It May Soon Be a Reality in 2 States
Can you guess which states are now offering community college to their residents at virtually no cost?
Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nation.
On Friday, President Obama announced a plan to send some 9 million Americans to two years of community college for free.
The president and board of trustees at Pasadena City College thrust their school into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons recently with a political and public relations debacle involving PCC alumnus and Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
Right at the point when they are most needed, our second-chance institutions are being severely threatened Across the country, community colleges, adult schools and literacy programs are reporting record enrollments at the same time they have to trim staff, classes and services.
Students now piece together a degree at different schools the way the underemployed desperately piece together a paycheck with a string of shifts at different employers.Students now piece together a degree at different schools the way the underemployed desperately piece together a paycheck.
At 14.1 percent, Michigan's unemployment rate is the highest of any state. So it was a fitting setting for the president to announce his plan to spend $12 billion retraining the unemployed in community colleges. This plan would be a lot more exciting if its budget didn't inevitably have to be compared with the trillions we've thrown at lousy banks.