Capitol Rally In Favor Of PA Promise

Students, educators and lawmakers rallied at the state Capitol recently in support of an ambitious plan to fund higher education in Pennsylvania. House and Senate Democrats have crafted what they call the Pennsylvania Promise, a substantial increase in state financial assistance for students who enroll in a community college or one of the state-owned or state related universities. Supporters say college is out of reach for too many, and those who do get an education leave school saddled with debt. One major issue about the Pennsylvania Promise is its estimated billion dollar annual cost.