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The Continuing Myth of Free College

August 16th, 2016

Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post


AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

During the Democratic primaries, Hillary Clinton proposed the idea of debt-free college to counter a popular refrain from Bernie Sanders that public colleges become tuition-free. Since she claimed the nomination, Clinton has been moving closer to some of Sanders’ proposals from their primary fight in an effort to reach his voters. One of those ideas includes free college, with some tweaks on the Sanders plan (namely, an income cutoff of $125,000).

 

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