Larson Applauds President Barack Obama’s Tuition-Free Community College Proposal
Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today:
“I applaud President Obama for his proposal to make the first two years of college and an associate degree as universal as a high school education. That was the original plan for our community colleges, and I commend the President for continuing that mission today.
“No hardworking American student should be denied an education that allows them to gain the credentials or skill set required to succeed in our knowledge based economy. I was pleased to have Vice President Joe Biden visit the First Congressional District last August to discuss issues of higher education and job creation, and I am proud that Connecticut institutions are leading the way. Under this proposal, all responsible students would have an opportunity to continue their education after high school and gain the skills they need to enter the workforce.
“In a knowledge based society, higher education is essential to both economic growth and job security. College affordability, both over a two and four year period, and college loan debt will remain a focus of mine this Congress.”