Free College Movement Gains Momentum

Free community college is not just popular “in the blue states; in red states they’ve also gone after [it as well],” said Tom Harnisch, American Association of State Colleges and Universities director of State Relations and Policy Analysis, during last week’s Higher Education Government Relations Conference in San Diego.

Martha Kanter, former U.S. Undersecretary of Education and current executive director of the College Promise program, said a more educated population is “not only about money — it’s about crime reduction, it’s about health, it’s about happiness,” and it’s directly tied to the national security.

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