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  • 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.

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