August 3, 2016
By Joy Pullman
Last week, Bernie Sanders announced Hillary Clinton’s new proposal for nationalizing state university systems and reducing what little financial accountability there is in U.S. higher education. Her new plan “will guarantee that the children of any family in this country with an annual income of $125,000 a year or less — 83 percent of our population — will be able to go to a public college or university tuition-free,” he said.
Let’s be clear right across the bat. Neither Sanders, Hillary, nor any other person can make any education institution “tuition-free.” When they say “free,” they mean “we’re going to force people who aren’t participating in some endeavor to pay the expenses of people who choose to.” A, that’s deceptive language. B, this arrangement is deeply unfair.
Hillary’s plan will only make everything wrong with higher education a lot worse, because it doubles down on the very things inflating costs and deflating quality.
Read the full article at The Federalist: Hillary’s Bernie-Inspired Plan Will Make College Woes Worse