Obama Says Community College Should Be Free

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama wants to make two years of community college free and universally available, a proposal he said on Thursday he would flesh out in his State of the Union speech later this month.

White House officials acknowledged the plan would come with a significant price tag but declined to disclose projected costs, saying those details would come in Obama’s budget on Feb. 2.

“Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody’s who is willing to work for it,” Obama said in a video message released by the White House.

Can I get a refund for my two years at Erie Community College? I worked for it, and I played baseball. Should pay me for going to school. Good work Obama. Now you know all the blacks are going to take advantage of this if it comes true. #BlackPower

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