Tennessee Smarts

TENNESSEE TRENDSETTER: Wow--talk about setting a different precedent: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (Rep.), is proposing to make two years of community college in Tennessee free for anyone with a high school diploma or GED. “This is the best idea to boost participation in higher education in a generation,” said Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education in the Times. The governor estimates it will cost about $34 million a year, and that he can get that from the state lottery fund. Sounds like it's going to make good on the state motto, "Tennessee - America at Its Best." 

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