Why some cities and states are footing the bill for community college
Political leaders in both parties are increasingly acknowledging that if society routinely expects students to obtain at least two years of schooling past high school, government has a responsibility to provide it for them cost-free.
Minnesota legislature eyes making student fees optional at state colleges, universities
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Students from smaller community and technical colleges in the state say they are particularly worried, because student government organizations and other groups play a major role in building a sense of community on campus.