…our semi-retired President is going to propose paying for “free” communithy college for everyone…
Two points, here.
Face Value: If we take the President at his (ostensible) word, that means the nation’s community college system will inherit the worst of both worlds; the government control that’s made the public school system such a sclerotic disaster, and the financial firehose that’s led to the “higher education bubble”. And let’s not even concern ourselves just now with the deepening ideological conformity that this would impose on the higher ed system?
What could possibly go wrong?
Shelf Life: But fear not. As with everything else in Obama’s presidency, it’s not about educating young people. It’s about trying to demigogue the education issue, to give the Democrat Party a chanting point in the next election. Republicans who vote against taxing people who saved for education to benefit those who didn’t is an ideal demogogueing point.
And that’s really all there is to Obama’s “free community college” proposal.