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Monday, March 18, 2013

Bill Halter's 'Arkansas Promise'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM

John Brummett blogs about Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter's big idea — a free college education for all high school graduates with a 2.5 GPA. He'd base it on lottery receipts, augmented by grants and some general revenue support. It's a big idea, sure enough. Brummett writes also of Halter's passion for the possibilities.

A paid Republican shill has already hit Twitter snorting at the very idea. Don't some 2.5 GPA graduates require college remediation? Indeed they do (more often in math I'd guess). So of course we should punish THEM for systemic failures. If only we can cut taxes on rich white men enough, goodness and mercy will rain down on the least of us in time.

Here's more from Halter on his idea.

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