President Obama's plan for free community college won a high-profile boost last week with an op-ed in The New York Times in which the actor Tom Hanks wrote about how attending a community college changed his life, and said that he hoped the president's plan would move forward.
Responding with star power of his own, John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, sent reporters a blog post Friday in which the speaker's office assembled 12 Taylor Swift gifs in which she is imagined to become skeptical of the free community college idea. It is unclear whether Swift in fact wants Congress to shake off the idea. She has generally avoided political statements. Her publicist did not respond to an inquiry from Inside Higher Ed.
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