Making Community College Free for Everyone

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By Jessica Daniel

Imagine going to college and not having to pay for high tuition costs. For many college students, that is a dream come true.

According to recent reports, President Obama has announced his plan to make community college free for everyone in the U.S, for everyone who is willing to work for it. Obama’s proposal would benefit millions of people nationwide who attend community college for at least two years and who have a minimum 2.5 GPA. This proposal would give many college students the opportunity to save thousands of dollars in tuition costs.

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If President Obama’s proposal is passed by Congress, attending community college would be much easier and possible for students nationwide to receive the education they need.

Sacramento City College student, Chris Daniel thinks the idea of making the cost of tuition free for everyone is a great idea.

“It makes sense because they say that everybody needs an education and in order to make that a reality, it is important to take steps to make it accessible to as many people as possible. The greater price you place ON education, the less people that will BE educated. It’s only common sense.”

The importance of education not only needs to be instilled in our young people, but it also needs to be reachable and affordable to them. For that to happen, Obama’s proposal would need to be taken into consideration by Congress to allow college education to be open for all.

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