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Obama to tout community college plan at Indiana town hall today

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - President Barack Obama is set to make his case for two years of free community college during a town hall at one of the nation's largest community college systems.

Obama will visit Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis Friday afternoon to promote the plan that is part of a broader effort to boost the middle class.

The plan has gotten a cool reception among Republicans who control the House and Senate. But it has support from educators who want to make college affordable, close the nation's skills gap and ensure that more students who enter college leave with a degree.

About 40 percent of the nation's college students attend a community college.

Obama says his plan could save students thousands of dollars in tuition each year.

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