Bernie Sanders’ student debt forgiveness proposal is similar to fellow 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s, but both misunderstand why student loan debt exists in the first place.
Topic: free college tuition
The Democratic governor for Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, wants to expand a free college tuition program, despite some reservations from lawmakers on whether it is too quick to expand the existing program.
The University of Illinois will not charge transfer students or new freshman students if their families do not make more than $61,000 a year.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans on giving free college tuition for ‘Dreamers,’ or illegal immigrant students, this upcoming school year.
The state of Louisiana is studying how to balance the budget for a free tuition program for state residents, which has ballooned to over $300 million.
“Free college tuition” deal is reached in New York, but it really is not “free” since it could cost taxpayers at least $163 million.
From The College Fix: A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make sure that financial uncertainty is never the reason a student drops out. Minnesota Daily reports that Sen. Ron Latz of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (the state’s version of…
These students are trying to put pressure on a backer of Illinois’ governor Bruce Rauner. Yeah, but there were only six students protesting, so probably not much pressure at all.
George Leef at Forbes makes the case of why the Clinton campaign is misunderstanding the issues with higher education at colleges: The key objective of Clinton’s plan is to get more Americans into college, especially…
This is an interesting article by the New York Times: Pushed to the left by Mr. Sanders’s promises of free college for all, Mrs. Clinton expanded on that plan in July with a proposal that,…