Tennessee Making Community College Free Using Lottery Funds


Author: Nick Kangadis

Tennessee Making Community College Free Using Lottery Funds

The governor of Tennessee looks to be channeling his inner Bernie Sanders by implementing a program that cannot possibly remain solvent in the long run.

Gov. Bill Haslam (Rep.) is about to sign a bill into law that gives any adult who wants to go to college free admission to community colleges in his state of Tennessee.

According to CNN-Money:

Governor Bill Haslam is expected to sign the bill into law. He proposed the legislation in his State of the State address earlier this year. It's a cornerstone of his initiative to increase the number of residents with a college education to 55% by 2025. Last year, less than 39% of residents had gone to college.

If you’re going to go through with this plan, why not invest in providing students with the opportunity to go to a trade school? College isn’t for everyone, and we really don’t need more indoctrinated youth than we already have. Plus, a degree in LGBT alphabet studies isn’t quite useful in the real world. Not if you want to make anything of yourself.

How are they going to fund this $ 10 million program? Through the lottery, of course.

One problem. That doesn’t always work.


The North Carolina Justice Center (NCJC) released a report in 2013 that outlined the failure of the state’s experiment of using lottery money to fund K-12 education.

According to the report:

<p>One problem. It&nbsp;doesn&rsquo;t always work.</p>

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