President Obama has proposed offered two years of free community college to responsible students. The students would be required to maintain a 2.5 GPA and make steady progress toward a degree or certificate. The colleges would be required to offer programs that transfer to a four-year university or certificates in high-demand workforce fields. Obama is proposing that 75% of the cost would be picked up by the federal government, with the states picking up 25% of the cost.
Here are a few thoughts from Cindy Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, about Obama's proposal.