San Francisco Becomes First City To Offer Free College For All - "Even Facebook Founder's Kids"

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"Even the children of the founders of Facebook" will now receive free community college education in San Francisco, Supervisor Jane Kim proudly commented as city leaders agreed to become the first city in the nation to offer its citizenry this 'basic human right'.

As reports, City College of San Francisco will be free of charge to all city residents under a deal announced Monday by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim that college trustees hope will lead to an enrollment jolt and more state funding for the school.

Under the agreement, which is expected to take effect in the fall, the city will pay $5.4 million a year to buy out the $46-a-credit fee usually paid by students.


The city’s contribution will also provide $250 a semester to full-time, low-income students who already receive a state-funded fee waiver. They will be able to use the money to pay for books, transportation, school supplies and health fees. Part-time students with fee waivers will get $100 a semester for the same purpose.


“Now we can say to California resident students that your City College is free,” Lee said at a City Hall news conference with Kim, City College trustees, faculty members, acting Chancellor Susan Lamb and others. “This is a good story.”

Kim said all San Franciscans who have lived in the city for at least a year will be eligible.

“Even the children of the founders of Facebook,” she said, noting that kindergarten through grade 12 is free to all.

The money will come from a measure that San Francisco voters approved in November, Proposition W, enacting a transfer tax on properties selling for at least $5 million. The Board of Supervisors had earlier voted to use about $13 million of the annual revenue from Prop. W to make City College free to anyone who lives or works in San Francisco — but it was a nonbinding resolution that didn’t formally commit the money for that purpose.

After the election, Lee resisted committing the money to pay for City College fees because voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase on the same ballot that had been expected to bring in $150 million a year. Kim then accused Lee of raiding transfer tax revenue to make up for the loss of the sales tax. The new deal represents a compromise.

Prop. W is expected to raise $44 million annually, with most going into the city’s general fund. The new deal will send $5.4 million of that to students — not to City College — for their fees. Of that, $2.1 million a year for two years has been committed to students for their free education at City College, after which the allocation would have to be renewed by the city. The remainder will go to the students who already have fee waivers.

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Bernie Sanders will be pleased... as weil Mark Zuckerberg - thing of the savings!! No need for Harvard fees, when City College is free right up the street, paid for by your neighbors.

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American Psycho's picture

HAHAHA.  What could go wrong?

MANvsMACHINE's picture

College is a basic human right.  Now pull my finger!

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----_- (not verified) MANvsMACHINE Feb 8, 2017 3:04 PM

too many graduates make college degree worthless

corrupt/unqualified graduates make college degree even more worthless

AllTimeWhys's picture

I don't always drink beer, but when i do, i drink someone elses.

Manthong's picture

Let me guess…

Homosexual Relations 101

Radical Liberalism 202

How to F up a City and a State 303

Advanced Trannie Development 404


sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

"San Francisco Becomes First City To Offer Free College For All"

I'm waiting for the part where it says San Francisco teachers and administrators become the first in the nation to offer to work for free.

Syrin's picture

Look at that picture.   It's so "diverse" which is all that matters.   A militant black woman, a token pretty Asian, Mr. Miyagi, and a militant feminist lesbian.

froze25's picture

Ok so how do we expedite the session of the State.

gatorengineer's picture

maybe start a go fund me, or a kick (out) starter?

Manthong's picture

I think it would be way more fun and practical to pull the troops and tanks out of Eastern Europe and deploy them where the genuine enemy threat to America is… California.


Manthong's picture

Oh, and hunt down Soros like the vermin he is and charge him with sedition.

..confiscate his $6 Billion as a fine and recompense for all that his subversion has cost the government.


Creative_Destruct's picture

Everything is going to be memed by the leftist extremeists  as a "basic human right." I suppose we wil have tax funds to support sexual services for all gender ids to satisfy all of our basic human rights to sex and love. 

These idiots are flooring the insolvency accelerator. 

xythras's picture


Will the Mayor offer them some new basements also? 

Study: 92% of Berlin’s Left-Wing Protesters Live With Parents

This starts to look like a chinese sweatshop all together. In China the college is free also.


Escrava Isaura's picture

It could have been worse if these students would have to borrow another trillion dollars. Kudos to these students.




The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Escrava Isaura Feb 8, 2017 6:09 PM

How are they going to pay for this FREE college for everyone?  I guess they could levy a Queer Tax on the SF homos.

Squeeze a trillion dollars out of those suckers.  Huh, Escrava?

Billy the Poet's picture

Kim said all San Franciscans who have lived in the city for at least a year will be eligible.


That's mean spirited towards those newly arrived from south of the border. These San Franciscans sound like Nazis.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) Billy the Poet Feb 8, 2017 6:53 PM

With $200 Billion worth of property to tax, they might be able to afford it.

RAT005's picture

College doesn't equal education

The Alarmist's picture

Aside from that, this is essentially a Community College ... does anyone really think the children of the elite will attend this sh**hole even at a free tuition rate?  So how is this even a grand, egalatarian gesture by the virtue-signalling elites of the city of the Golden Gate.

Mr. Universe's picture

Back in the day Community college in ALL of California was free. Our taxes paid for getting those kids at least a two year degree or prep for University. According to our professors the most popular subject for half of the students led to a Mrs. title.

True Blue's picture

free of charge to all city residents and more state funding


So the tax-paying citizens of CA get to be bled a little more so the precious little darlings aren't on the hook to pay for their 'Me-ness' studies. Brilliant.

Can we kick California out already or what?

booboo's picture

"It could have been worse if these students would have to borrow another trillion"

they didn't "HAVE" to borrow a nickel, which by the way is more than some plan on paying back and patently unfair to those that keep their word.


Stinkytofu's picture

not sure if your /sarc button is still on.

no, the universities in china are NOT free.

costs are relatively low compared to those in the west,

but so are the wages and daily expenses.

in fact, tuition is only covered through junior high.

parents must now pay for high school.


china is communist in name only.

you want comm'nist?  try san freaking cisco.


Wish i could vote for this more than once....but i'm not a lib.

NoDebt's picture

More fun things for Trump to defund.


D Nyle's picture

Wait till The K.K.K. shows up. see how long "All" lasts

Raffie's picture

The schools name is "The Bonsai School of Financial Suicide"

Darkman17's picture

Actually not a bad scheme. 

1. Lure people to live here for a year

2. They pay 18K in rent their first year sharing a 4 bedroom house with 4 people, generating 1440 in state income and county property taxes (remember SF is both city and county). THen do this for the next 3 years it takes the community college student to finish school (since they need to work at starbucks to pay their Rent.)

3. Give the student 2 years of community college credits for about 2K while netting 37K in tax money and getting a free slave to serve SF tech workers coffee on the way to work. 


Serious jokes aside, this will only end up being valuable to public housing people who really actually need this education to get some of the lower skilled jobs in tech. Too bad they fail to get through highschool though...

Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

Change your name to Jose Garcia and get a fake SS card and Drivers license and they will wave the one year residency.



New_Meat's picture

4. provide guaranteed "jobs" to their captive voting class who also fund the party through their "voluntary" "investments" in the "community".

Cal JC used to be top-notch.  These days? Not so much.

44_shooter's picture

My 3 bedroom house in LA county is closer to $6k in property taxes - not sure where you think sfo is 1140 or even 1140 x 4.

I'm wondering if this includes illegals, since it says ALL residents - physical vs legal.

abyssinian's picture

Brainwash liberal sheep! Of course it's free! 

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I'm beginning to think I need to secede. Something tells me my taxes are going to exceed their already ridiculous levels.


yovatti's picture
yovatti (not verified) froze25 Feb 8, 2017 8:06 PM

Dan White for Supervisor.... now that was a guy who knew how to make SF great again!


I'd hit the asian chick though. She's hot.



docmac324's picture

Make NO mistake to that photo, it is intentionl..

Stackers's picture

This is also the same city that will pay up to $50,000 for your sex change operation as well.

brain_glitch's picture

"This is also the same city that will pay up to $50,000 for your sex change operation as well."

Will they make it bigger?!

JamesBond's picture

It won't take long to run out of other people's money, then come the taxes that will run up the debt for the next, next,  next, generations



A Nanny Moose's picture

If you think College is expensive now, just wait til it's free.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) sixsigma cygnusatratus Feb 8, 2017 3:17 PM

It already was free for these kids, all they did is give them $250 book money.

Political stunt to keep the Chinese in Mayor.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Hahahahahaha if these San Fran douchebags think that college costs alot now, wait until it is free.  Idiots.

Syrin's picture

Start building the wall around California right now please.

pods's picture

So they are giving that shit away and now they need more money?  Ahahahahhaaa.

These fucking retards need to go get a life. 

That pic is like the damn U.N., no wonder why things are so fucked up.


NumberNone's picture

The fun begins when everyone that wants to give a college a shot outstrips the supply of teachers and classrooms.  In 5 years...$5MM a year turns to $50MM a year + $1BB in new buildings.   

techpriest's picture

It's funny, but this is exactly what happened with the HOPE Scholarship in Georgia. The idea was to implement a stupid tax (lottery) which would give full (tuition) scholarships to any state school to a student who had a 3.0 GPA or better.

At first, it was great. I saved ~$40k myself, graduated with about $1k in debt (which I paid off working that summer), and my parents used the savings to send my sister to college.

Now, however, they had to cut off many of the ancillary programs (for example, older adults going back to school) because so many people started going, the original offer didn't work any more. The main scholarship is still there, albeit with higher grades, so if you're a student get it now while it's still there, because it's only a matter of time before they cut the benefits back.

Frito's picture

Not sure how many people they are expecting to take advantage of this. If $13M is all they have, that won't go far at all. If you assume about $30k per student (not sure if that's accurate though), you might be able to stretch it to 500 students per year in the system (so intake of ~150-180 per year max).

Pretty sure, if you offerred free degrees, there'd be more applicants than that.

techpriest's picture

The key word was "community college." It's usually much cheaper. Still not much, though.

Also, the Zuckerberg comments were humorous - you think he's going to send his kids to an SF community college?

Stinkytofu's picture

i beleive they quoted $45/credit hour.

full time student takes 12+ credits.

unless my community collidge ciphering is wrongful,

that comes to a little less than $30,000 per student.