Posted by Jack MacKenzie on June 03, 2017 at 6:25 AM
Bipartisan. Seems almost like a quaint harkening to a prior time. Like drying clothes on the line or having an operator assist in making a long distance phone call.
In an era in which we constantly focus on that which separates us along political lines, there appears to be at least one issue that brings back the true meaning of the word bipartisan: free college.
Posted by morley winograd on January 18, 2017 at 12:40 PM
A majority of Americans from all political persuasions support state programs making college tuition free for those academically qualified. The polling conducted by Penn Schoen Berland (PSB) on behalf of the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) after November’s election indicates that state-level programs to make college tuition free enjoy 69 percent support in red states and 78 percent support in blue states. Overall support for providing free tuition at public universities or colleges for anyone who is academically qualified is 73 percent.
See more findings in the slide show below.
Posted by morley winograd on September 30, 2016 at 11:46 AM
The Campaign for Free College Tuition released a report detailing the estimated cost to each state of making their public colleges and universities tuition free. The research authored by Mark Schneider, Vice President and Institute Fellow at the American Institute for Research (AIR) and made possible by a generous grant from the ECMC Foundation, establishes a baseline for state policymakers to discuss appropriations and the eventual return that they might expect on such an investment.
Posted by morley winograd on September 03, 2016 at 11:12 AM
Two leaders of the Promise Research Consortium, Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams, from the W. E. Upjohn Research Institute and Grand Valley State College and Jennifer Iriti, from the Evaluation for Learning Group at the University of Pittsburgh, have compiled extensive research on the impact of Promise Programs on educational performance at all levels and on economic development in the communities that have started such programs. The research shows significant returns on these social investments, depending on the design and scope of each Promise program. These findings can be very helpful to those in the design stage of initiating free college tuition programs at the local level.
Posted by morley winograd on September 01, 2016 at 12:33 PM
The Case for Free Public Higher Education
Based on her research, Sara Goldrick Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University, declared there is “no single higher education policy that fixes all problems, but free college fixes more with one single policy reform than any other.” Read why:
Posted by morley winograd on August 14, 2016 at 12:34 PM
The first major study to observe the effects of Promise Programs found that the Kalamazoo Promise “significantly” helped increase college enrollment and completion rates. Students were one-third more likely to enroll in a four-year college and complete a post-secondary degree according to the study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Read more: