Analyzing Obama’s community college initiative


    Guests: Donald “Guy” Generals, Cecilia Rouse, Katherine Mangan

    Last week, President Obama unveiled his initiative called “America’s College Promise,” a bold plan that would allow some Americans to attend community college for two years, free of charge. Today, we discuss Obama’s plan – the specifics of how this will work, the politics involved, and the funding mechanisms – and find out what this could mean for the educational landscape regionally and around the country. We’re joined by DONALD “GUY” GENERALS, president of the Community College of Philadelphia, CECILIA ROUSE, former economic adviser to Barack Obama and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, as well as KATHERINE MANGAN, senior reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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