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Jill Biden: ‘Disappointed’ Democrats Could Not Deliver on Free Community College

First lady Jill Biden said at the Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, DC, taking place between February 6-9 that she is “disappointed” that congressional Democrats could not pass the Build Back Better Act, along with a provision to allow eligible students two years of free community college education and, thus, fulfill a campaign promise.

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Obama Praises No Child Left Behind Reform, Universal Pre-K in SOTU

In his final State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama counted the recent reform of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the law’s new pre-school provision as hallmarks of his tenure as president, and he said he will continue to fight for universal pre-K and free community college.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘Very Painful’ to See Common Core ‘Politicized’

In Iowa Tuesday, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton set out a “new vision” for education in America which includes support for the Common Core standards, a position that puts her at odds with the nation’s teachers’ unions and has her siding with big government establishment Democrats who support teacher evaluations based on student performance on Common Core-aligned tests.

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Biden: Free Community College ‘No Give-Away’

Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’s free community college program while arguing it is “no give-away” during Saturday’s Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Joe Biden and I’m here filling in for President Obama,


Obama: Free Community College Should Be A Right For Everyone

Friday, while speaking at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, TN, President Barack Obama said free community college should be a right for everyone. Obama said, “Today I’m announcing an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college in

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Obama Proposes Free Community College

In Tennessee today, the White House announced its desire to make two years of community college free for any American who wants it, with the cost being shared by federal and state governments, 75%/25% respectively. The concept is said to be

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Obama Proposes Free Community College

Transcript from The White House Blog: The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years Today, the President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America. In