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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Community college tuition plan is a 'game changer'
Community college tuition plan is a 'game changer'

I sat in my first community college class when I was 6 years old. After my mother's death, I lived with an aunt who was taking certification classes for an in-home day care license. With her own four daughters — and now me and my sister as her fifth and sixth — she saw community college as a ticket to a career path with a living wage. Sitting with my cousins in the back of those evening classes, I dutifully copied my letters into a notebook, pretending that I was a real college student. And someday I would be. Today I'm the president of Montgomery College (MC), which serves 60,000 students a year. Those same programs that trained folks in the Chicago projects where...