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In Washington state, employers may soon fund free college

Washington’s free college plan has been applauded for its unique funding structure. Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Lab, an expert in college aid, told the Seattle Times that it is “pretty much the most progressive state higher ed funding bill” that she’s seen for years.

The bill goes further than some other free college plans. For instance, it would collect $300 million over a two-year period in order to invest in fields such as computer science and health care at the state’s public colleges, as well as shore up their finances for the next recession.

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