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Baltimore City Community College
Obama focuses on access to higher education
Obama focuses on access to higher education

— President Barack Obama traveled to this small Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the middle class. In unveiling the proposal, Obama promised to "bring down to zero" the cost of tuition at community colleges and technical schools around the country. "Two years of college will become as free and universal as high school is today," Obama said. The president laid out his vision at the Pellissippi State Community College here, a venue chosen as part of a familiar — if not entirely successful...