Obama makes Colleges Free
By: Knadia Idom and Cindy Dorisca
What It's Really About.
President Barack Obama rolled out a new plan Thursday to make two years of community college free. In a video Obama said “What I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it." He is trying to help middle class people who want to get into to college but can not afford the money. It is going to be hard for the Federal Government to pay for the college's fees.
The Obstacles That Are Hard To Avoid
The real problem in this situation is that paying for the colleges all over the country takes up to tens of billion of dollars. Ben Miller a senior education policy analyst says “Anything involving more money to pay for things is going to be difficult in this Congress." Obama is doing his best to bring down the prices of colleges. What he has tried to do is tie financial aid to college performance and urged states to take performance into consideration when distributing funds to their public colleges. These obstacles are hard to make better but Barack is trying his best to solve it out.
Was It Worth It In The End?
In the end Barack Obama did managed to help middle class students who wanted this. It took some time because of the money issue but he raised a lot of money. Colleges has done great and many of the students have got jobs from their two year community college. White House policy staffers knows that full coverage would make a significant difference over the course of a four-year education for those who decided to spend the first two years at a community college. What Obama did really did change students young and old life with a two year free community college.