Joe Biden touts two free years of community college proposal in LA

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Joe Biden touts two free years of community college proposal in LA
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Vice President Joe Biden and West Los Angeles College president Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh. Photo by Brenton Garen

Vice President Joe Biden met with students and administrators at West Los Angeles College today, touting a presidential proposal to provide two free years of community college by preaching that 12 years of free education is not enough for America in 2015.

“We have a gigantic opportunity to do a great service not only to our children and our young people and people who need to be retrained, but we have a gigantic opportunity to position the United States of America in a position for the second half of the second decade of this century to lead the world — this is not hyperbole — lead the economy of the world for the next 50 years,” Biden said.

Biden used the meeting to promote President Barack Obama’s recently announced proposal to make community college free for two years for students who maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.5 and make steady progress toward a degree or transfer to a four-year university.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, Obama said 40 percent of co…………… continues on Westside Today

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