Black Education / Schools : States looking at $0 community college tuition

Discussion in 'Black Education / Schools' started by HODEE, Mar 18, 2014.


Do you feel the United Staes Should sign onto this agreement with the United Nations?

  1. I think they should, it would bring growth to the nation and all of it's citizens

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  2. No becuase I feel itwould be a massive hand out to many that don't deserve such freedoms

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  3. Yes

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  4. No

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jul 2, 2003
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    ( Alonewolf ) California.. by way of the LOU
    States looking at $0 community college tuition

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

    Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a no-tuition policy see expanding access to community college as way to boost educational attainment so the emerging workforces in their states look good to employers.

    If approved by the Legislature, the "Tennessee Promise" would provide a full ride for any high school graduate, at a cost of $34 million per year.

    Meanwhile, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill March 11 ordering a state commission to examine whether free tuition is feasible. Among other things, the study will determine how much money the program will cost, whether the existing campus buildings can accommodate extra students and whether to limit free tuition to recent graduates.

    There are other concerns. Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, generally praised the bills, but said students are more likely to be successful if they have "skin in the game" and pay something toward their education.


    Imagine a world where the focus was on modernism. Growing in science and economic ways that all can prosper continuously as we look to our future. The focus of modernism today is on the latest style, the latest fashion, or practices (twerking)

    What if the United States were to announce all education?
    Even higher education was free to all citizens?

    • Primary education shall be compulsory and available free to all;
    • Secondary education in its different forms, including technical and vocational secondary education, shall be made generally available and accessible to all by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education
    • Higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education.
    • Fundamental education shall be encouraged or intensified as far as possible for those persons who have not received or completed the whole period of their primary education.
    • The development of a system of schools at all levels shall be actively pursued, an adequate fellowship system shall be established, and the material conditions of teaching staff shall be continuously improved.
    Imagine a country that works to guarantee and ensure the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all economic, social and cultural rights.

    • A nation where it recognized your right to work, which includes the right of everyone to the opportunity to gain his living by work which he freely chooses or accepts.
    • A nation where you can achieve the full realization of these rights. One that includes technical and vocational guidance and training programs. Policies and techniques to achieve steady economic, social and cultural development and full and productive employment.
    • Where you received fair wages and equal remuneration for work of equal value without distinction of any kind, in particular women being guaranteed conditions of work not inferior to those enjoyed by men, with equal pay for equal work.
    • A decent living for themselves and their families.
    • Safe and healthy working conditions.
    • Equal opportunity for everyone to be promoted in his employment to an appropriate higher level, subject to no considerations other than those of seniority and competence.
    • Rest, leisure and reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay, as well as remuneration for public holidays.


    Well it was all discussed and agreed upon
    by many nations except one
    the United States

    Why didn't they sign on as signatory?

    Because it would mean a better economy, jobs and education.


    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966 entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27

    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


    The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of 18 independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in Part IV of the Covenant.

    More about the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights …

    Ratification of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, January 2013