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Making College Tuition Free Around the Country
Making College Tuition Free Around the Country

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It's encouraging to see two candidates working together to make college ‪#‎TuitionFree‬ for two and four year institutions for many Americans! Higher Education is not a Democrat or Republican issue, it is an American issue. As the race to the White House continues we are excited to see the part that ‪#‎FreeCollegeTuition‬ will play.

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Free Community College pilot program launches at San Diego Community College District! Over 200 students will have their enrollment costs covered and receive book grants. The ‪#‎SanDiegoPromise‬ aims to ensure that no deserving student is denied access to college due to lack of resources. Congratulations San Diego! We look forward to seeing this program flourish.

PC: Three students selected to participate in the San Diego Promise include Tiffany Celzo of Twain High School who will be attending San Diego City College, Liutauras Marciulionis from CE’s North City Campus who will be attending San Diego Mesa College, and Phillip Kist of University City High School, who will be attending both San Diego Mesa and San Diego Miramar colleges. via SDCCD
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6 Months after graduation, 82% of the ‪#‎Classof2015‬ is doing something, whether it’s working or going back to school. The new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows there is a clear correlation between a college degree and success in the job market. As Carnevale puts it, I think we’re done with the “forget college” columns in the newspaper.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/07/where-was-class-2015-six-months-after-graduation?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=ba0d4e3053-DNU20160608&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-ba0d4e3053-197792597

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“This book tells you everything you always wanted to know about the nation’s student debt crisis but were afraid to ask. It’s devastating indictment of our current system of financing higher education makes it clear that only a complete transformation of how we pay for higher education in the U.S. can fix a very broken system.” Morley Winograd, CFCT President on Cryn Johannsen’s new book Solving the Student Loan Crisis: Dreams, Diplomas and a Lifetime of Debt.

http://www.amazon.com/Solving-Student-Loan-Crisis-Diplomas/dp/099654867X/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&keywords=cryn+johannsen&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&qid=1463694553&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1

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Gov. Bill Haslam says the high retention rate of TN Promise Students is a major indicator that these students are on pathways to success in higher education. Tennessee Promise proves that when the high college tuition price is removed, there is a huge demand for a college education.
http://www.wcyb.com/news/Tennessee-Promise-students-not-only-enrolling-but-reenrolling/38917894

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"She had to risk her life and almost lose it in order to get the money to pay for a college education."- Former MI Governor William Brodhead explains why college tuition free sharing the story of a woman who joined the Army so that she could afford to go to college. Take a moment to read and share the moving piece here.

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CFCT President Morley Winograd recently spoke in front of the California State Senate about why free college tuition is a good idea.
“I firmly believe -- given the data from Kalamazoo, Tennessee and other promise programs -- that when going to college isn't about income and where you come from, we see attitudes change. It is the single most important thing that we can do, from a public policy perspective, to improve people's lives.” -- Morley Winograd

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CFCT is proud to have been present at the launch of the ‪#‎OaklandPromise‬. The community support is evident, and what made this particular day a very special and impressive one. There were students and leaders from all factions of the community present. From Pre-K to BA, Oakland has made a promise to to it's community, to provide assistance from cradle to career. The key to the Oakland Promise is in it's ability to create a college going culture, and already, on day one, that change is evident.

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The Oregon Promise: little financial investment, HUGE results expected. The biggest impact of the Oregon Promise may not even be in the financing of education, but in the creation of a college-going culture. Promise Programs continue to prove that it isn’t as much about the finances, but about the messaging and culture.

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Check out how MI proposes to increase post-secondary degree attainment by almost 15% by 2015 with refinancing in education.
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