Tennessee makes community college free for all adults

Daily News Article - May 18, 2017

Questions

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1. What is the Tennessee Promise program?

2. What did the Tennessee legislation passed by state lawmakers add to the Promise program?

3. Why did Republican Governor Bill Haslam propose the bill?

4. What is the purpose of the free college, according to Gov. Haslam?

5. What requirements must potential students fulfill to be eligible for the free tuition?

6. a) The cost of the free-tuition program is approximately $11.2 million per year. How will the state fund the program?
b) b) What do you think about this idea of the government running a state lottery gambling program and using part of it to fund the free college program?
c) Ask a parent to explain to you the irony of running a lottery to pay for 2 year college tuition.