“The Futures for Frontliners program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have risked their lives on the front lines of this crisis”
If Whitmer ends up being chosen as Biden’s VP, this will be her “free” college plan. Every Democrat has to have one.
The Detroit Free Press reports:
Essential workers to get free college under new Whitmer plan
Essential workers in Michigan would be eligible for free college under a new plan being proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The plan, modeled on the GI Bill, would pay for college for those front-line workers who don’t have a college degree, Whitmer said in announcing it Wednesday. Those eligible would be workers “like the ones staffing our hospitals and nursing homes, stocking the shelves at grocery stores, providing child care to critical infrastructure workers, manufacturing PPE, protecting public safety, picking up trash or delivering supplies,” the state said in the announcement.
The plan is being called Futures for Frontliners. It is being billed as the first-such program in the nation.
Details about the program, how people would apply for it or how much it would cost were not immediately released. Whitmer said the state would use federal grant money to pay the costs.
“The Futures for Frontliners program is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have risked their lives on the front lines of this crisis,” Whitmer said in a statement. “This program will ensure tuition-free college opportunities and give these dedicated Michiganders an opportunity to earn a technical certificate, associate degree or even a bachelor’s degree.
“I want to assure all of our workers we will never forget those of you who stepped up and sacrificed their own health during this crisis. You’re the reason we’re going to get through this.”
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