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Commentary: Obama, community college and the wrong question

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Commentary: Obama, community college and the wrong question

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama came to Indiana the other day to push his plan for two years of “free” community college. Much of the discussion so far about the president’s plan has focused on the use of the word “free” – more on that in a moment – but Hoosier […]

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Video & story: Obama touts community college in Indy with plans Hoosier leaders don’t want

Pres. Obama speaks in Indiana about higher education from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama pitched his plan for two free years of community college to a raucous crowd of students and Democratic officials during a Friday stop on Ivy Tech Community College’s campus – even as Republicans insist […]

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Commentary: ‘Free’ college? Not so fast

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org I have been teaching college for more than a decade, so when President Barack Obama recently announced his plan for free tuition at community college you would have thought I would have been excited. Technically, as someone who is a strong believer in higher education, I should be all on board. […]

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Career council will study work of nation’s community colleges

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of the new Indiana Career Council want to take a look at what community colleges across the nation are doing right when it comes economic development and job training. The group – in its second meeting on Monday – passed a resolution to create a taskforce to study […]


Daniels encourages growth in community colleges in Indiana, nationwide

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels met with community college leaders from across the nation Wednesday at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis as part of a meeting called “Rebuilding America’s Middle Class: A Coalition of Community Colleges.” Daniels encouraged continued growth among two-year schools in both Indiana and the United […]