Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dr. Miles' reaction to President Obama's proposal for free community college.

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.