At a national conference of community colleges in Washington, D.C., First Lady Jill Biden said she was disappointed that her husband’s administration and a Democrat-controlled Congress could not get free community college passed.
“Joe has also to make compromises. Congress hasn’t passed the Build Back Better agenda—yet. And free community college is no longer a part of that,” she said. “We knew this wouldn’t be easy; Joe has always said that. Still, like you, I was disappointed because—like you—these aren’t just bills or budgets to me. We know what they mean for real people, for our students.”
She is a professor at a community college in Virginia and an advocate for public education.
College tuitions have risen much faster than inflation over the last several decades, but community college is typically still affordable, and can often be covered mostly or completely by federally guaranteed and subsidized student loans. Pell grants are also available for those with lower incomes that qualify.
But of course, anything that grows the government is always hunky-dory with liberals like the First Lady. Why should people work hard for something when they can just get a handout?
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