By Kyra-lin Hom
The latest Obama news spike to hit the air is his proposal for 'free' community college nationwide. If the proposal passes Congress and then the states, community college will be funded 75% by the Federal Government and 25% by the relevant state. The total estimated federal cost would be $60 billion over the next 10 years. Of course there are a few more details than that, but you get the gist.
Since its announcement, the mud has been flying back and forth on whether or not this is financially feasible, socially acceptable or even just some big political ploy to make the opposing republicans look bad. All of that aside, at least it's brought the issues of college tuition and student debt back into the political mainstream.More ›