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Education will take center stage during President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, with the president proposing a host of new programs and benefits to help low-income students — and a bevy of tax hikes to pay for them.
Most of what the president will propose has already been revealed by the White House.
Two weeks ago, a video was released in which the president said he wanted to pay for two years of community college for any American “who’s willing to work for it.” The plan is inspired by a similar policy in Tennessee, where high school students who meet GPA thresholds and perform community service receive free tuition at community colleges. Some details on the program remain fuzzy, including what it means to “work for it,” and could be revealed either during Obama’s speech or shortly afterwards.