Barack Obama has vaguely announced a plan that would give everyone two free years of community college. The president was cheeky about the details, saving them for a speech with Joe and Jill Biden tomorrow, but said the opportunity would be made available to every student "willing to work for it."
Federal funding would cover 75 percent of the "significant" price tag, according to the LA Times. The Wall Street Journal also reports students will have to maintain a 2.5 GPA and "make steady progress" to maintain eligibility.
There's still the question of how Obama would get such a plan approved by Congress. With Republicans controlling both the House and the Senate it's hard to imagine any idea of his going over well. Still, the White House is insisting "this is a proposal with bipartisan appeal," according to Politico. The idea was strongly influenced by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who implemented a similar program in Tennessee.
Should this go through we'll give Obama and Congress one of these for their teamwork: