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Bailey and Scott-Clayton: Free College Isn't Enough: We Need Transformative Change

Writing in Money, TC education economists Thomas Bailey and Judith Scott-Clayton critique President Obama's proposal to make community college tuition free. "Reducing costs for students on its own is unlikely to significantly increase the number of students who finish degrees," Bailey and Scott-Clayton write. "If we want to significantly improve educational outcomes, we need to both make college more affordable so more students can enroll, and make the reforms needed to ensure community college students can succeed in their courses, complete their programs, and graduate within a reasonable amount of time."

LINK: The Problem With Obama’s “Free Community College” Proposal

The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, or staff either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

Published Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

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Bailey and Scott-Clayton: Free College Isn't Enough: We Need Transformative Change

Writing in Money, TC education economists Thomas Bailey and Judith Scott-Clayton critique President Obama's proposal to make community college tuition free. "Reducing costs for students on its own is unlikely to significantly increase the number of students who finish degrees," Bailey and Scott-Clayton write. "If we want to significantly improve educational outcomes, we need to both make college more affordable so more students can enroll, and make the reforms needed to ensure community college students can succeed in their courses, complete their programs, and graduate within a reasonable amount of time."

LINK: The Problem With Obama’s “Free Community College” Proposal

The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, or staff either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

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