D.C.'s Evolving College Affordability Debate

D.C.'s Evolving College Affordability Debate

District lawmakers want to create a new publicly-funded college scholarship program for low-income high school graduates. But many fear a proposed "D.C. Promise" program -- which was tentatively approved by the D.C. Council on Tuesday -- could ultimately undermine existing federal scholarship programs for D.C. teens. We explore the future of college support programs in the District.

District lawmakers want to create a new publicly-funded college scholarship program for low-income high school graduates. But many fear a proposed "D.C. Promise" program -- which was tentatively approved by the D.C. Council on Tuesday -- could ultimately undermine existing federal scholarship programs for D.C. teens. We explore the future of college support programs in the District.

Guests

Emma Brown

D.C. Education Reporter, Washington Post

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