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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Good news.

    Do whatever it takes to get more people educated. If price was the issue then now the first 2 years it is free.

    In Dardania Republic only the 1st year is free.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by WallStreetVixen View Post
    Where you attended school matters just as much as what your major is, contrary to popular belief. Plenty of research have shown that the more elite the school you have attended, the higher paychecks the alumi receive.

    So while the idea of free two year community college may SOUND good in theory, it's not going to help in the long run.
    It depends on the degree. Sure for a law degree it matters where you went to law school, but for an IT degree, unless you plan on working at Google, it doesn't really matter where you went and experience level will dictate your future compensation. The same is true for an RN. For technical fields in particular, college is not about prestige, its literally about gaining skills.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    It must be nice to be able to propose stuff and not have to follow up by actually getting anything done. And I like how he does it on facebook for all the low information voters who will never look beyond that 3 second gif.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Yeah yeah, money money money, blah blah blah. There are some things in this world that shouldn't be about money in the slightest. Education is one of them.
    nothing is free. the money has to come from somewhere to pay for it. it is a vital and key component to such a bill.
    most community college's are already fairly inexpensive. the real cost is if you go to a major university.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Breaking News fresh off the presses! Not really sure how all this will work. I guess when it fails in the Congress he'll blame the Republicans...

    Obama: President Proposes 2 Free Years of Community College

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to how this can actually work?

    Because I'm not liking this idea:
    Anything proposed by a politician that contains the word "free" makes me against it before I'm ever for it.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    Breaking News fresh off the presses! Not really sure how all this will work. I guess when it fails in the Congress he'll blame the Republicans...

    Obama: President Proposes 2 Free Years of Community College

    Does anyone have any thoughts as to how this can actually work?

    Because I'm not liking this idea:
    It works this way: You pay for for everybody's college that cannot afford or qualify for a decent school.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Good news.

    Do whatever it takes to get more people educated. If price was the issue then now the first 2 years it is free.

    In Dardania Republic only the 1st year is free.
    For good students there are stipendiums and grants. If kids are not good enough to qualify, they should pay for their own careers.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    For good students there are stipendiums and grants. If kids are not good enough to qualify, they should pay for their own careers.
    Some may be less fortunate to be aware of their career potentials in time. It may take longer time within education with them.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    There are a couple of issues that perhaps our friends in Europe can answer.

    How would the application process work? Do you apply before and/or after you get the grades? If before what happens if you don't meet your goals, but since you didn't take out a loan, wouldn't that be free education anyway? Would the government force you to pay for that class only? The whole semester? Or would it be based off of GPA? That's not really helping the student loan cause like Obama said he would.

    If you apply after the grades, we as a society would essentially have to get into a verbal contract with the folks who apply. They promise us society that they will get good grades and stay above the threshold. Statically speaking that's almost impossible with our current education system the way it is. Especially in urban poorer communities. Where CC is just about the only choice. Yet free public education sucks. So I'm not sure how well this will turn out.

    I know I'm just simplifying this way too much and its going to be a lot more complicated than that, but these are serious questions that people should think about before jumping aboard the bandwagon.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Fenton.

    If he's thinking along those lines, how about doing the same thing for trade schools, where young people learn how to be plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc? We need those people, too, and everyone is not interested in going to college. I don't understand what he meant by "work for it," though. Did he mean apply themselves, or something else?
    I have long wondered what happened to trade schools, or as we called them in Jersey - Vo-Tech. I just don't feel they're around anymore. Also - my Dad used to bring his car in to the Vo-Tech to get an oil change at cost! Great way to save money while the students train. Or - does that now violate some labor-laws?
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