The president’s bold proposal

I’m excited by President Obama’s proposal last week to make the first two years of a community college education free for in-state students.

Many Pima Community College students are of modest means, as are their fellow students across the U.S. President Obama’s proposal boldly addresses the issue of college affordability for our students and recognizes the critical importance of community colleges to growing our 21st century economy.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has called education the ultimate bipartisan issue. The president’s proposal will put that proposition to the test. However, given that training and education are going to be essential for our nation to advance on the path to success, any effort to help put people on that path should be taken seriously.

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