Teacher Union Leaders and Members Support Obama’s Free Community College Initiative

Susan Svrluga, a higher education reporter for the Grade Point Blog of the Washington Post, reported that teacher union leader, Randi Weingarten, and Sara Goldrick-Rab, the founder and director of HOPE Lab support President Obama’s free community college initiative. Randi Weingarten is the American Federation of Teachers, AFT, leader, and Sara Goldrick-Rab’s research lab pursues affordable higher education. Sara is also a University of Wisconsin-Madison educational policy studies and sociology professor, and serves on the higher education policy council of AFT. Both Randi and Sara who are strong advocates of the free community college initiative shared that the City University of New York experienced success in an identical program.

Breaking News! Free Community College Says President Obama

If you maintain good grades, you will have two years of free community college education proposes President Obama. In an Air Force One video-taped statement, President Obama said, “Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everyone who’s willing to work for it.” The president will spell out the details on Friday January 9, 2015 in Tennessee.  States will cover 25% of the cost while the federal government will cover 75 %. Stay tuned for more details!