The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) invites you to a Midwest Summit on College Affordability on Friday, November 13, 2015. The event in Southfield, Michigan is the fourth of a national series of Summits involving local, regional and national leaders in discussions on how to make post-secondary education more accessible and affordable.
The meeting will begin with welcoming remarks by former Michigan Governor James Blanchard. CFCT President and CEO Morley Winograd will then join James Minor, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary Education, in describing President Obama’s plan to make community colleges free in the context of a vision for all of American education in the 21st Century.
The Summit will also feature representatives from various Michigan promise communities discussing their programs and the power and purpose of the place-based promise concept that started right here in Michigan a decade ago. Mike Krause, the Executive Director of Republican Governor Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, will provide keynote remarks on how that state has taken the lead in implementing the concept for all of their community college students at the state level.
The meeting will be held November 13th at the Westin Southfield-Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, Michigan from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. A continental breakfast and registration will be available starting at 8:30 a.m.
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.