According to Time magazine, about 31.7 million people tuned in to watch the State of the Union. In case you missed it, there were some very life changing ideas addressed. Last week, there were a couple research posts about Obama’s plan to make community college education free to those who qualify. You can read those previous posts here and here.
In the State of the Union address, he touched a little more about how that might work. The plan would cost roughly $60 million dollars over the next 10 years. You can click here to read CNN’s take on the subject. Obama hopes to work with states to cover tuition costs for the first two years of college for those students who have earned good grades. In essence, the federal government would pay three quarters of the bill and then let the states cover the rest. It is important to note that students would still have to pay their living expenses, so it’s not completely free but who can argue with two years of free college tuition? While many experts and politicians would agree that this kind of change would be a good investment, there are many skeptics including, of course, the Tea Party. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens next!
Just as a little funny side note, you should think about watching Jon Stewart’s ‘Implodey’ Award For Worst State Of The Union Response. In it you can see some Tea Party responses.
In case you didn’t get a chance to watch the State of the Union address, I’ve embedded the video below.