Obama reinforces the educational caste system, and is too stupid to realize it.
Lucky for him, so are his Gruber-stupid followers.
Obama wants JuCo to be free. Yes, community or “junior” college, the cheap college will be free. It’s the Michelle Obama school lunch program for college kids. Substandard, and something the Obamas’ and other elitists’ children would never use.
College is a ruse. If it weren’t all colleges would be equal, right?
But we have JuCo and other cheap colleges that are not “Ivy League.” That’s why Obama wants cheap college available to all for free. Well that, and the fact that education is welfare for wackademics. Those that can do, those that can’t teach.
Supposedly this is to make education available to all. Here’s how the White House says it will work:
Enhancing Student Responsibility and Cutting the Cost of College for All Americans: Students who attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA while in college, and make steady progress toward completing their program will have their tuition eliminated. These students will be able to earn half of the academic credit they need for a four-year degree or earn a certificate or two-year degree to prepare them for a good job.
Building High-Quality Community Colleges: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that either (1) are academic programs that fully transfer to local public four-year colleges and universities, giving students a chance to earn half of the credit they need for a four-year degree, or (2) are occupational training programs with high graduation rates and that lead to degrees and certificates that are in demand among employers. Other types of programs will not be eligible for free tuition. Colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes, such as the effective Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) programs at the City University of New York which waive tuition, help students pay for books and transit costs, and provide academic advising and supportive scheduling programs to better meet the needs of participating students, resulting in greater gains in college persistence and degree completion.
Ensuring Shared Responsibility with States: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. States that choose to participate will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate community college tuition for eligible students. States that already invest more and charge students less can make smaller contributions, though all participating states will be required to put up some matching funds. States must also commit to continue existing investments in higher education; coordinate high schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions to reduce the need for remediation and repeated courses; and allocate a significant portion of funding based on performance, not enrollment alone. States will have flexibility to use some resources to expand quality community college offerings, improve affordability at four-year public universities, and improve college readiness, through outreach and early intervention.
This is a conveyor belt for the indoctrination system of the four-year school.
Here is something Obama won’t do. He won’t demand that all the Ivy League schools REDUCE their tuition to that of JuCo. That’s because Liberals have an elitist system in place that they know is little more than a caste system.
Obama wants a free college, so that nobody questions why he and his elitist Leftists send their kids to Ivy League schools.