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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: $8 Billion in Community College Grants
November 18, 2013
Community college coursework is often promoted as a less expensive and more accessible option for many students to pursue higher education. In the latest edition of the Taxpayer's Tab, NTUF analyzed a bill that would fund $8 billion worth of grants for these programs.
Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) introduced H.R. 2560/S. 1269, the Community College to Career Fund Act, to fund partnerships between community colleges and private businesses. The bill would provide $2.7 billion per year over three years, which would help create paid internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training programs for community college students. Businesses looking to hire skilled workers could receive additional funding based on a pay for performance model that sponsors say incentivizes partnerships to help create permanent jobs. The proposal is identical to one that President Obama offered in his own budget.
In addition to that bill, the latest edition of the Tab also features:
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