As of November 2014, Redeeming America's Promise is now named the Campaign for Free College Tuition. American Promise scholarships are now known as National Promise scholarships.
Tuesday morning at the National Press Club, RAP officially announced its crusade to make free college tuition a reality. President Morley Winograd joined several bipartisan supporters, including Governor Jim Blanchard of Michigan and Mike Castle of Delaware, in unveiling RAP’s plan to create an American Promise Scholarship. “We have in this country today a system for financing higher education that is fundamentally broken.It cannot be sustained economically, it cannot be sustained politically, and it certainly cannot be justified,” Winograd explained.
The event put RAP on the radar of stakeholder organizations, such as the National Campus Leadership Council, and made waves in the media. Articles appeared in The Washington Times, Politico, and The Chronicle of Higher Ed, just to name a few. There has never been a more important time to start having a conversation about reforming how our country funds higher education. We are thrilled and empowered by the support of both individuals and organizations who want to help us make the American Dream a reality again.
Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.
We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.
If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.