America's College Promise

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America's College Promise was a proposal by the Barack Obama administration to offer all students two free years of community college tuition.[1][2][3] It was based on the Tennessee Promise, a similar program for the state of Tennessee.[4] The bill was referred to committee in July 2015, where it languished.[5] Later that year, Obama announced the College Promise Advisory Board, an independent coalition of American leaders in community college, political, foundation, and business sectors to advocate for the proposal.[4] A criticism of the plan is its lack of focus on existing student loan debt.[6]

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  1. ^ Davis, Julie Hirschfeld; Lewin, Tamar (January 8, 2015). "Obama Plan Would Help Many Go to Community College Free". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  2. ^ Miller, Zeke J. (January 8, 2015). "Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College". Time. Archived from the original on January 17, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Mangan, Katherine (January 8, 2015). "Obama Proposes Free Community College for Millions of Students". The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISSN 0009-5982. Archived from the original on March 2, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Smith, Ashley A. (September 9, 2015). "Obama unveils new push for national free community college". Inside Higher Ed. Archived from the original on July 19, 2019. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  5. ^ Alter, Charlotte (January 12, 2016). "Here's What Obama Got Done After the Last State of the Union". Time. Archived from the original on July 14, 2017. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Osterndorf, Chris (March 31, 2015). "Why colleges have to start caring about student loans". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2019.