Obama Proposes Free Community College for All

Presidential candidate Barack Obama unveiled a new plan that would provide a tax credit for the first $4,000 spent by a family on college tuition. According to the Obama campaign, this would effectively make community college “completely free for most Americans.”

In announcing the proposal at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Obama stated, “For too long policy makers in Washington have treated community colleges as a stepchild of the higher education system instead of essential resources. These schools produce the lifeblood of our communities and the backbone of our work force.”