You Don't Need Obama's College Plan, Do What Oklahoma Did
Obama came up with the government helping pay for 2 years of community college. Sounds good on paper, but 2 years of college won't get you that far and then you have to figure out how to get the rest of the money to go further, it essentially just puts off your student loans for two years.
States should be helping their citizens like Oklahoma does. Now most probably don't know where Oklahoma is, most just know we have lots of tornadoes. Well, the state of Oklahoma is keeping their high school graduates here in the state with Oklahoma Promise, which pays for college. Not two years of community college, it pays for tuition for a full 4 year college if the students parents make under $50,000 a year. All the students have to do is sign up before the end of 10th grade and keep their grades up and they will help pay the students tuition, add in Pell grants if your student qualifies and your student is set, unless they live on campus which they have to come up with the money for that. The catch? It has to be a college in Oklahoma.
This was Oklahoma's way to increase the amount of people attending college and also to help to try and keep them in the state. If Oklahoma can do this, I don't see why other states can't adopt something like this for them. Why rely on the Federal government? They will make the state pay part anyways, so why not come up with their own plan where they can be responsible for their own citizens.
Do you really want big government to have a hand in colleges and universities too? They have their hands in enough of our lives already, let your state step up and take care of their citizens, not the Federal government!
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