Governor Haslam’s Free Community College Promise: How Will This Work?

Governor Bill Haslam shakes hands with students at Dyersburg State Community College in September, 2013. In addition to his Tennessee Promise tuition plan, the Governor's budget includes funding for a new Williamson County campus of Columbia State and a new humanities building at Volunteer State in Gallatin. Image: TN Photo Services/Flickr

Governor Bill Haslam shakes hands with students at Dyersburg State Community College in September, 2013. In addition to his Tennessee Promise tuition plan, the Governor’s budget includes funding for a new Williamson County campus of Columbia State and a new humanities building at Volunteer State in Gallatin. Image: TN Photo Services/Flickr

Tennessee community colleges have been getting a lot of calls in the past week, ever since Governor Bill Haslam announced plans to offer free tuition to high school graduates. The Governor’s proposal received a lot of praise from lawmakers and national education experts, but now questions are being raised. WPLN’s Bradley George talks through some of those questions with Andrea Zelenski, reporter for the Nashville Post and Nashville Scene.

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