The reality is College isn’t for everyone, but I do love the enthusiasm and forward thinking people around this plan!

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Andrea’s story is definitely inspiring and sheds some light on why higher education is essential for people who want to succeed in the workforce. The downside to obtaining a college degree these days is that it has gotten OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive after the economic recession, which has allowed Americans to either drop out of college and gain real world experience, start their own business, or not attend college at all. Don’t get me wrong, some people can really thrive with a college degree under their belt….IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, but others are more likely to struggle without having some sort of credential that employers value in today’s society. President Obama’s America’s College Promise plan to make two years of community college free for students is a good step towards helping adult learners return to finish a degree, but we need to keep in mind that college IS NOT for everyone. Also, if community college is going to be free, who is going to pay for it? #QuestionEverything

Source

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/americans-going-college-enough-them-graduating-we-need-arne-duncan?trk=hp-feed-article-title-channel-add

White House America’s College Promise Proposal (Fact Sheet)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/09/fact-sheet-white-house-unveils-america-s-college-promise-proposal-tuitio 

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