As ABC News says, it's more of a "political pipe dream." But more progressive states can do this.....http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-proposes-publicly-funded-community-college-28105522
We have had free community college education in California for a while, technically it's $1K per year but Pell takes care of that and you get a few thousands left. Now, they will give us free CC but will take away Pell grants so, who loses? The issue with for-profits is not inability of folks to pay for CC, the issue is that they are so poorly prepared in high school that any decent college will not want to educate them, this includes CCs, so what did we accomplish?