Let's go back to when I was running for Mayor. As I went door to door I discussed the troubles Universities were about to confront based on the new Online College competition.
I stated that I was a forward thinker and Salisbury should be well prepared. Heck, even last week I came up with a proposal for grade schools and dividing the A & B Students from the C, D & E Students.
Interesting how all of a sudden the President comes up with a similar program, except his is with Community Colleges all of a sudden. Hmmmm, are they following Salisbury News?
Now, who finances ALL Student Loans? The Government does. Who's thinking ahead, the government is. They know that the Online College degrees will seriously compete with local, state and Ivy League Colleges. They also know that IF they tease them into a Community College, the major majority will NOT switch their final 2 years for an Online Degree, unless your a Fire Chief, or something.
It's all about the money and closing off the competition. If you stay home with your Parents you don't have to provide a car, insurance, housing, food, the whole nine yards. However, if you go off to college and like many students do, they go to a Community College for two years and finish off their education at a larger and more respected College. Therefore, (in most cases) the government is going to provide the finances and collect interest on that money.
Never underestimate a FREE deal. Especially when it comes to our government.