Make community colleges free

Although the tuition for attending community college is quite reasonable, it is still too high for many students from low-income families.  That’s why I believe that community college for students from families making less than $125,000 should be a right (“Joe Biden Wants to Make Community College Free. Can Progressives Push Him Further?” huffpost.com, Apr. 25).

Students who lack the aptitude or interest for a four-year degree would be able to learn a skill that would make them far more employable than high school graduates.  As a result, the proposal deserves serious consideration.

My only concern is that doing so would be a precedent for making a four-year college free as well.  That would be a mistake in light of the number of such graduates who are underemployed.

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