Jay Nixon, who is running for Governor of Missouri, has proposed a plan where potential college students who show a need, commit to 50 hours of community service, keep their grades up, and avoid disciplinary action, get 100% of their tuition paid out of state coffers. I guess it's like the G.I. Bill, but you only have to do 50 hours of community service instead of military service. It's not exactly a Pell Grant or a scholarship, per se. It's not exactly a "work study" program. Only 50 hours? I worked pretty hard during the summers, and my dad worked a second job, when I was in college. 50 hours? So there's an online petition to get this on a ballot or legislative agenda somewhere. College education is important, and expensive, but should it be free? I guess nothing is free, so I mean, should taxpayers pay for it? Is there an age limit on this program?