Obama Plans $12 Billion Boost To Community Colleges
usatoday.com — President Obama is expected to announce a $12 billion proposal today that will put the nation's community colleges front and center in his economic recovery plan. Among his goals: to modernize community college facilities, to increase the quality of online courses and to ensure that more students complete their programs. Obama, who in February urged every American to obtain at least one year of training past high school, is scheduled to speak this afternoon at Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich., which has been hit hard by the collapse of the automobile industry. In Sunday's Washington Post, he offered a brief overview of his plan, which he said aims to "ultimately meet the goal of graduating 5 million more Americans from community colleges by 2020."