Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement in support of President Obama’s proposal to cover two years of tuition for students at community colleges:
“I am very happy to see the President take action to make higher education more affordable and accessible for every student. Higher college tuitions and growing income inequality have made the cost of higher education an extremely difficult hurdle for students with limited resources. At the same time, more and more jobs are requiring degrees and advanced study, making higher education attainment more important than ever. The America’s College Promise proposal would make two years of community college free for students committed to their education. Providing universal access to the skills and education that our global economy demands is absolutely critical in leveling the playing field and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to succeed.”
For more information on the President’s proposal, click here.