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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I'm confused about this because wasn't it basically already free? When I went to community college I remember paying next to nothing and I received Pell Grants (technically they paid me).
    I worked a job, and paid for it myself. I would have never even thought of getting some stranger to pay for it.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    you have to work at least part time and carry a 2.5 GPA at least.
    however the cost is about 60+b dollars over 10 years. so far no one has explained where that money is going to come from.

    I went to school working full time going to class on the weekend (12-15) hours depending on the semester and if there were any labs.
    while getting married and having a kid.

    it doesn't pay for itself, but it makes for great political points.

    Republicans block graduates from going to college will be the headlines.
    you will see tuition costs balloon out of control.
    Its going to come from taxes or borrowing. Where else is there?

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    I worked a job, and paid for it myself. I would have never even thought of getting some stranger to pay for it.
    Financial aid is not a stranger paying for it. Great for your and your amazing "boot strap" story thought. I'm sure you did it all by yourself with no help from anyone.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    I know one such facility. In my experience, this isn't overly technical or accurate, but C level work at our school, will get you an A or AB at the other school.
    There are also community colleges (and again, these tend to be feeder schools) that have developed win-win partnerships with major universities that guarantee full-time acceptance of their co-enrolled students who meet the criteria.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    I can't read cuneiform either. Cursive is a dead art, I can read it and barely write it. I haven't needed to since 5th grade other then to sign stuff. I was taught to write checks in school to, I only wrote them at the mason county dump because they only accept checks
    I'm glad for you that your needs are so limited.

    But you might be interested to know that the writing of cursive and word-processing use different brain centers and that the withering of any center is of concern to researchers.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Agenda driven? As opposed to what? Throwing dice?
    ???

    Throwing dice?

    Sorry, but I don't understand your point?
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Your attempt to be witty is unsuccessful as it is impossible to tell which point you're responding to.
    I was responding to your total misunderstanding of what motivates people. It universally applies to your all your posts on this subject so apply it at will.

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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    I was responding to your total misunderstanding of what motivates people. It universally applies to your all your posts on this subject so apply it at will.
    I'm sorry what you're saying makes no sense
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Obama to propose free community college
    Obama to Propose Free Community College Program - ABC News
    Obama proposes plan to make community college free for everyone - LA Times

    it seems awesome on the surface and something i would do but im very curious of the details of this . . .
    if it actually works and get off the ground I would get my third degree
    Seems like your first two were wastes of time and money if you want other people to fund a third.
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    Re: Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Yes. Reduce the federal income tax, and divert that money to the states, which are the primary funding source of community colleges.

    The President's statement here seems contradictory: 'Put simply, what Id like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everyone whos willing to work for it,' Obama said in a video filmed Wednesday aboard Air Force One and posted to Facebook."
    Do we know what is meant by 'willing to work for it?'

    I would agree that people value less what they get for free but if they must meet certain requirements.....

    I'd rather pay for other people's education than other people's health care.
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