Posted by Elizabeth Bell on March 05, 2020 at 8:05 AM
Across the political aisle, extraordinary momentum has been building on the issue of tuition-free college. Overall 70% of the public supports the adoption of tuition-free public college, and policymakers in 19 states and nearly 300 cities have taken up the gauntlet and adopted a program. At this point, we know the idea of tuition-free public college is politically popular (see the map for a breakdown of this support across the states), but the burning question on the minds of policymakers is what program design engenders the most political support—what version of tuition-free college will reward them at the ballot box?
Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on February 24, 2020 at 9:04 AM
This week, Vox’s The Impact podcast analyzed the successes — and the limitations — of the Kalamazoo Promise. Click here to listen to the full podcast.
Posted by Morley Winograd on February 07, 2020 at 1:01 PM
On Friday, February 7, POLITICO hosted a series of conversations with governors from across the country, focusing on innovative approaches their states have taken to address complex problems.
Posted by Morley Winograd on January 02, 2020 at 5:54 AM
On December 13 in Detroit, Michigan, the Campaign for Free College Tuition (CFCT) hosted our annual workshop for state leaders on making college tuition free. Public officials, experts, and innovators from around the country shared examples of proven best-practices and actionable strategies for policy creation, funding, and building political support.
Posted by Morley Winograd on August 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM
The mission of the Campaign for Free College Tuition is to make two- and four-year public colleges tuition free in all 50 states. Since we started the organization five years ago, we have experienced increasing momentum across the country toward that goal, particularly with regard to community colleges. Today, twenty-one states have some type of free college tuition program, thirteen of which are sufficiently robust to be checked off as milestone achievements on our way to our celebration of mission accomplished.
Posted by Morley Winograd on August 07, 2019 at 2:31 PM
Those of us who were present at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in 2014 when we first announced our campaign to make college tuition free in all 50 states are constantly amazed at how much we have accomplished in such a short time. The idea of making public colleges tuition free has gone from what was considered a crazy idea back then to one that has been enacted into law in red, blue, and purple states in every part of the county.
Posted by Morley Winograd on June 07, 2019 at 1:29 PM
In Conversation with Morley Winograd and Jack MacKenzie
Recently CFCT president, Morley Winograd, and Executive Vice President of PSB Research Jack MacKenzie, sat down to talk about the Campaign for Free College Tuition with Frank News, a website that focused all of its May coverage on the issue of free college tuition. The in-depth, 60 Minutes style interview provided an opportunity to talk not only about why momentum for free college tuition continues to build in states across the country but how essential accomplishing our mission is in addressing economic inequality in American and strengthening our democracy.
Posted by Maica Pichler on May 29, 2019 at 4:27 AM
Could TN's free college plan be a model for the rest of the country?
MSNBC recently featured the positive impact of the Tennesse Promise, a free college tuition program with strong bipartisan support.
Posted by Morley Winograd on March 27, 2019 at 4:58 AM
Momentum for states to make their public colleges tuition free continues to build. Just this week, Governor Jim Justice of West Virginia (R) made his state the 12th to join the bandwagon. He signed SB 1 that creates the WV Invests Grant program that makes community colleges tuition free for students pursing the type of jobs the state needs most.
Posted by Steve Klinsky on March 07, 2019 at 8:50 AM
CFCT is always looking for innovative ideas to make college tuition free. While we are not affiliated with the Modern States philanthropy and are not endorsing its solution to the challenge, we do think our readers should be aware of its existence.
Free College Courses for Credit: Now a Reality
By Steve Klinsky
Nobody should be denied a college education for lack of money. However, as evidenced by student debt exceeding $1.5 trillion, college affordability is a major issue for students and their families.