Bye Sallie Mae: Barack Obama Announces Proposal For Free Community College

In preparation for the State of The Union Address, President Barack Obama uploaded a short video to his Facebook page Thursday (January 8) to announce a few items on his agenda he hopes Congress will back, including free community college for the first two years.

“Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for anybody who’s willing to work for it,” he said. “It’s something we can accomplish, and it’s something that will train our workforce so that we can compete with anyone in the world.”

In an effort to make community college as standard as high school, number 44 while speaking from Air Force One, said he would give more detail about his education plan Friday in Knocksville, Tenn. While the proposal sounds great, the president would need the backing and support from the Republican-controlled congress and we all know how supportive they can sometimes be.

Watch the video above.