Free Community College: As Initial Praise Dies Down, Concerns Crop Up

Free Community College: As Initial Praise Dies Down, Concerns Crop Up
Under Governor Haslam's "Tennessee Promise" proposal, high school graduates would be able to get two years of community college paid for. The funding comes primarily from a new $300 million endowment created from the state's lottery reserves. Credit: COD Newsroom via Flickr

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to make community college free to high school grads received instant national praise this week. One education leader calls it the best idea to boost college-going rates in a generation. But concerns are beginning to be raised.

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