Mayor Catherine Pugh’s proposal to provide free community college for all Baltimore public high school graduates is being met with widespread support on Baltimore’s City Council.
Council members consider the $1.5 million the mayor says is needed to pay for hundreds of students to attend Baltimore City Community College a relatively inexpensive proposal in a nearly $3 billion operating budget.
“It's bold and innovative,” said City Councilman Zeke Cohen, chairman of the council’s education committee. “I respect the mayor for bringing a thoughtful new idea to the table. We should push for even more.”
In releasing an anti-crime plan this week, Pugh announced that she planned...