Castro calls for free tuition at state, community colleges

Castro calls for free tuition at state, community colleges

August 23, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


CAMPAIGN TRAIL TO PRESIDENT
TRUMP, BUT THE FOCUS TODAY WAS
EDUCATION. JULIAN CASTRO WAS IN BERLIN
MONDAY AFTERNOON TOURING WHITE
MOUNTAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE. HIS CAMPAIGN STOP ONE OF MANY
AMONG THE CANDIDATES THAT WILL
LIKELY SHED SOME NATIONAL
SPOTLIGHT ON AN AREA THAT VOTERS
OFTEN FEEL IS FORGOTTEN.>>BEING NOTICED LIKE, WE ARE
HERE, WE HAVE A VOICE. IT IS COOL TO BE HEARD.>>WHAT I HEAR IS A CONCERN
ABOUT EMPLOYMENT AND THE
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS A LITTLE
HIGHER HERE THAN THE REST OF THE
STATE. TIM: ACCORDING TO CASTRO, ONE
WAY TO FIX THAT IS THROUGH
AFFORDABLE HIGHER EDUCATION. HE PROPOSES FREE COLLEGE TUITION
AT STATE UNIVERSITIES, COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AND JOB TRAINING
PROGRAMS.>>ON TOP OF THAT, WE NEED TO
FIGURE OUT WAY TO ADDRESS THE
LIVING EXPENSES PEOPLE HAVE,
BECAUSE IT ALSO COSTS A LOT
OUTSIDE OF TUITION TO GO TO
COLLEGE. TIM: IT’S A TOPIC THAT HITS
CLOSE TO HOME FOR STUDENT
VOTERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE
PREPARING TO CONTINUE THEIR
EDUCATION.>>I KNOW I NEED TO KEEP IN MIND
THE MONEY SITUATION BECAUSE I DO
WORK HERE THROUGH WORK-STUDY,
BUT ALSO SOMEWHERE ELSE, TRYING
TO MAKE SURE I KEEP UP.>>I WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE I AM
GRADUATING IN TWO WEEKS, AND I
JUST DECIDED I WANT TO GO TO
UNITY IN MAINE, BUT I AM NOT
SURE WHAT HUNDRED PERCENT IT IS
WHAT I WANT TO DO.>>A LOT OF STUDENTS IN NEW
HAMPSHIRE AND IN THE UNITED
STATES COME FROM MODEST MEANS. I WANT TO MAKE SURE HIGHER
EDUCATION IS AVAILABLE TO THEM. TI CASTRO ALSO