San Francisco Now First Major U.S. City to Offer Free College

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San Francisco’s mayor announced Monday that the city would make college education free to all of its residents through the City College of San Francisco.

The agreement, made possible through a tax on properties sold for at least $5 million, is expected to begin next fall.

“To California residents who are living in San Francisco, your community college is now free,” Mayor Ed Lee said.

Any San Franciscan who’s lived in the city for at least a full year will be eligible, regardless of income, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.  Supervisor Jane Kim edlikened the agreement to public schooling for K-12 students, saying that City College would be free to all, too.

“Even the children of the founders of Facebook,” Kim said. Here’s how the deal works:

San Francisco voters approved a transfer tax last November. Through that, the city plans to provide $5.4 million annually for qualified students to cover the $46-per-credit fees they typically pay, according to the Chronicle. Both full- and part-time eligible students can qualify.

Low-income students with fees already waived by the state will receive $500 per year if they’re enrolled full time, ABC 7 and KCRA 3 reported. Those funds can be used to pay for textbooks and supplies, which total about $1,700 for full-time students. Such students attending part time will receive $200 per year for the same purpose.

City College trustees hope the program will deal will lead to higher enrollment and, with that, more state funding for the school. The college lost a third of students during an accreditation crisis, The San Francisco Examiner reported, but had its accreditation renewed last month. The city’s $5.4 million is enough to pay for current students’ tuition while allowing for a 20% enrollment increase, according to the newspaper.

Now we will just wait and watch California continue to self-sabatoge and implode thanks to the liberal idiots running the state into the ground.

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Kayla Adanalian is a young conservative who believes strongly in defending liberty, the importance of the traditional family, and the value of maintaining the appreciation of a strong male role in society. From a young female’s perspective, she is dedicated to defeating and exposing the lies put forth by modern feminists and the threat they pose to the break down of traditional ideals. Kayla is a recent college graduate from DeSales University with a degree in Finance. She is a writer, radio show host and political commentator. Kayla is a former college athlete who was born in Fresno, California, but was raised at West Point, NY by her aunt and uncle who instilled in her the Catholic and conservative values she says she strives to live by daily. Kayla has been published by Western Journalism and is a regular contributor for drrichswier.com as well as rednationrising.us where she is a writer and editor. She is also a strong pro-life advocate and has been featured in Live Action News’ Advocate Spotlight for her work in giving a voice to those who don’t have one.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Can you tell me where this “right” appears in the Conatitution of the United States of America?

  2. Why isn't free college for all? Why only for San Fran Residents?
    Are they bigots, xenophobes, anti-immigration? Why build a regulatory wall around the benefits?
    Why are they building a wall like Trump. Come on liberals – why not benefits for all!!!!!

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