President Obama, with only two years left in his presidency, is giving stuff away (with other people’s money) as if there is no tomorrow. Now he is promising two years of community college for free.

Anyone who knows anything about higher ed realizes that the cost of going to a four-year university has exploded largely because of federal loans and grants. When the “free” money flows, schools have no incentive to keep an eye on costs. If Obama’s latest brainstorm comes to fruition, expect the same thing to happen at community colleges, which represent one of the few remaining values in higher ed.

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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