Posted by Morley Winograd on June 29, 2022 at 9:59 AM
Earlier this year, Maine Governor Mill’s program to provide high school students impacted by the pandemic with free college tuition passed the legislature, turning the most north-eastern state in the country a nice shade of green.
Posted by Morley Winograd on April 29, 2022 at 10:01 AM
These six words provide a blueprint for what public colleges can do to reverse the dangerous declines in enrollment they have experienced since Covid became part of our world. Both newly released research and the experience of states that have based their programs on those research findings demonstrates the power of tuition free college to attract students who want to increase their chances for future economic success. What’s more, such programs have generated bipartisan support that has helped thirty states adopt some form of free college, filling our Momentum Map with unprecedented levels of green.
Posted by Marsh Palin on October 26, 2021 at 11:49 AM
CFCT Hosts Webinar to Launch
State Leader's Guidebook
On October 8, 2021, CFCT hosted a webinar to launch our newest guidebook — Invest in Your State's Future Now: A State Leader's Guidebook for Making Public Colleges Tuition Free.
Welcoming Remarks from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Co-chair of the CFCT Advisory Board.
Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on June 10, 2021 at 9:22 AM
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June 10, 2021
Governor Lujan Grisham to co-chair Advisory Council for the Campaign for Free College Tuition
National coalition seeks to make public colleges tuition-free
WASHINGTON, D.C. & SANTA FE, NM – The Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) has announced that New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will co-chair the organization’s advisory council, a group of national leaders that seeks to make tuition-free public college a reality for students in the United States.
Posted by Doug Ross on June 07, 2021 at 7:35 AM
According to a recent Monmouth University poll, 71% of Americans want Democrats and Republicans to work together in Congress. But is it really possible in a nation and state whose politics and people are so polarized?
Michigan just announced that 70,000 residents applied for tuition-free community college in less than four months under Michigan Reconnect, a program offering free community college tuition to any resident 25 or older without a college degree.
Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on April 14, 2021 at 8:11 AM
As state economies rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to report that there has been considerable recent activity to enact or expand state programs that make public colleges tuition-free. The programs detailed below, in most instances, enjoyed bipartisan support and were the product of strong gubernatorial leadership.
Posted by Doug Ross on February 19, 2021 at 11:40 AM
As one of the founders of the Campaign for Free College Tuition in 2013, I argued strongly that historical inevitability and economic necessity were reasons enough to engage in what at the time seemed like a long-shot cause. But along with the other founders, I knew that whenever the American economy had undergone fundamental change, the nation had responded by expanding and refashioning the public education system to meet the new demands of the workplace.
Posted by Morley Winograd and Max Lubin on November 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM
To rebuild America’s economy in a way that offers everyone an equal chance to get ahead, federal support for free college tuition should be a priority in any economic recovery plan in 2021.
Posted by Carlos Cortez on October 19, 2020 at 1:40 PM
A Case for the Expansion of Intensive Career Training Programs and Free College Tuition for Adult Learners
As of May 28, 36.5 million Americans filed unemployment insurance, a number far worse than the 2.7 million claims most economists were expecting and predicting.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported a loss of 20.5 million jobs in April 2020, which increased the unemployment rate to 14.7%, setting new Post-World War II records.
Posted by Morley Winograd on July 30, 2020 at 2:07 PM
Plummeting state revenue streams due to the Coronavirus pandemic will undoubtably impact some of the state programs that make public college tuition-free. The popularity and effectiveness of such programs will however allow most to survive in one form or another depending on the nature of any federal help that is offered. But Congress and other federal policy makers can make a difference right now by partnering with states to provide free college tuition to adults as part of any plan to jumpstart our nation’s economic recovery.