Geoffrey Baum quoted on Vice President Biden's push for free community college

Managing director Geoffrey Baum was quoted in The Argonaut after meeting Vice President Joe Biden, who visited West Los Angeles College to discuss the Obama administration's plan to subsidize community college fees. The initiative would "free up resources to add classes, innovate new programs and develop other aspects of student support," said Baum….

President Obama’s new plan for free community college furthers Winograd’s initiative

On Friday, January 9, President Obama announced a new initiative to make community colleges tuition-free for students across the country. Modeled after Tennessee's free community college initiative, the program would help an estimated 9 million students a year to save an average of $3,800 a year. "Put simply, what I'd like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everyone who's willing to work for it," said Obama in an online video. "It's something we can accomplish and something that will train our work force so we can compete with anyone in the world." Senior…

Making college tuition free: Senior fellow Morley Winograd leads national campaign

"It's time to make tuition at our public colleges and universities free and it can be done without increasing the national debt," writes senior fellow Morley Winograd. To make this dream a reality, he founded the nonprofit Redeeming America's Promise (RAP), a national campaign and inter-generational alliance dedicated to making college accessible to all Americans. The RAP website recounts how the organization began: "RAP evolved from discussions that started in in 2013 among a group of former elected officials and policy experts, who wanted to make one more contribution to America's future in their retirement years. As we were coming…

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser speaks at St. Andrews 117th annual commencement ceremony

Senior fellow Geneva Overholser speaks at St. Andrews 117th annual commencement ceremony. As quoted in The Fayetteville Observer, Overholser said to the 82 new graduates, "your last St. Andrews assignment is to think about what's important to you. Determine the goals that will enable you to lead your life. Write them down. Commit them to memory. And then commit to checking in with yourself regularly to see how you're doing."…