To rebuild the middle class, don’t stop with free community college
WBUR - 01/27/2015
In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama spoke eloquently of “middle-class economics,” or as he put it, policies to help “working families feel more secure in a world of constant change.” One of these is his proposal to make community college free for any student who maintains a minimum GPA.
Students and families will benefit greatly from the savings, and even more from the knowledge they’ll gain. But his proposal is only a first step toward helping our citizens find true economic security through education.