Indiana debates free tuition for community college

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In Tennessee, — one of the few states less educated than Indiana — a big move looks to raise college expectations and bolster enrollment: free community college tuition.

It’s a buzz-worthy plan that experts expect to change Tennessee’s culture of higher education. Tennessee faces struggles similar to Indiana’s in closing gaps in post-secondary attainment levels — and, consequently, gaps in in-demand workforce skills.

In both states, according to the Lumina Foundation, about two out of every three people don’t have any kind of college degree.

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