Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Free Community College

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FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – Students who are considering community college in Tennessee may soon be able to go for free. 

Lawmakers in the volunteer state are considering a proposal that would fund students tuition with the state’s lottery proceeds.

It’s called the “Tennessee Promise.”

What do you think about Tennessee's proposal? Tell us what you think. We'll share your comments in the News Pulse at 9. 



  • Carolyn Powell

    The proposal sounds good; however, I would like to know how well the public schools in Tennessee are funded. If the k-12 schools are not funded adequately, there will be many students who will not be prepared for the community colleges and universities.

  • Wake Up

    Once again, our neighbor to the north comes up with a better idea than what Alabama can come up with! We still have the religious fanatics stopping progress in our state!

  • noname

    Great idea because the state of Alabama pays for it. Those religious fanatics are too stupid to realize how they are being scre….

  • Patsy

    I am guardian for a teenager who is a Junior now. This would certainly help foster children and others who do not have parents who can pay for a college education. This could break the poverty cycle in Tennessee by allowing many more to get a college education and thereby get better jobs in the future.

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