January 12, 2015 5:55 PM

President Obama’s community college idea could be made simpler

Universal access to community college is the right idea. But President Barack Obama’s plan, to be announced at his State of the Union speech next week, has the makings of another top-heavy federal program. Most states, including Missouri and Kansas, already recognize the potential of their community colleges. Why not offer them block grants to design their own universal access programs?

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