Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is free community college coming to Oregon?

KOIN
February 24th, 2015

 Free college? It’s what’s being talked about in the Oregon Legislature.
The state senate is considering a bill that would make community college free for Oregonians.
“A lifetime of food stamps is a lot more expensive than a year of tuition at a community college,” Beaverton State Senator Mark Hass told KOIN 6 News.
Senator Hass is pushing for free community college — and he thinks this could be the year his dream becomes a law. He said free higher education is exactly what thousands of graduating Oregon high schoolers need.
“They need an eight month course in welding, or to become a medical assistant or a police officer, and that’s what we’re looking at,” Senator Hass said. “There are opportunities for kids to get the first two years of their four degree, those core classes, out of the way.”

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