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Sanders and Jayapal push for tuition-free college for most American students

Sanders and Jayapal push for tuition-free college for most American students

Sen Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) and Rep Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) will table a new bill that they say would help alleviate the soaring crisis of student debt. The bill – College for All Act – seeks to make community colleges and trade schools tuition-free. Currently, President Joe Biden is considering executive action to cancel as much as $50,000 in student loans for each borrower.

mskrn 3 weeks

So, how many more worthless degrees will there be then? One of the biggest reasons that college costs so much is that the Federal government got involved in it. Schools will make more programs to increase their bottom line. Whether needed or not.

Benjamin 3 weeks

There's no such thing as free. We pay for crap ideas like this through higher taxes and or money printing which leads to inflation which is also a tax on all savers.

chris 3 weeks

There's plenty of shovel jobs all over the country cleaning up all of the debris from hoodlums seeking socially justified sneakers. That should help with the critical race theory tuition debt.

David 3 weeks

THESE SIMILAR POLICIES are the same reasons why healthcare is so expensive. When government intervenese, it will inevitably raise tuition costs even more. Since hey, that 10K tuition, now costs 50k because the government will cancel it for you and the schools will profit more.

Tired of the BS
Tired of the BS 3 weeks

Sorry. We’ve seen time and again, more often than not, people don’t respect what they don’t earn. So for far too many, it’ll be 4 years of party hardy and then life long dependence, all on the tax payer’s dime. Unless it comes with a memo of understanding that the recipient will have a set time frame to complete their degree and become gainfully employed in that field, it will be a failure. Should be handled at the state level and not the federal level.

Atlas Sharted
Atlas Sharted 3 weeks

If passed this is going to be a huge boon for the economy and employers. As a small business owner that needs skilled workers, I can tell you it’s very very hard to find candidates right now. Generally our staff need at least an AA. We are already short on staff in the trades. This policy will help employers as much as workers. Also the infrastructure bill will drive further need for skilled workers. Putting more folks through trade school is well timed.

Max 3 weeks

Everyone deserves a higher education if they want it. Even people whose parents aren't wealthy enough to buy them a place at Harvard.

Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 3 weeks

Why not cut out the middleman and just give people degrees in the field they want? I mean the state of universities these days with nonsense courses you may as well 🤷‍♂️

JB1987 3 weeks

If we're going to pay for this then we should be able to chose what degrees they can get for free and its only free if they finish with a high GPA No more worthless degrees or just wasting time

Eric 3 weeks

Thats good, finally a price that matches the quality of the education. The professors have driven down the value of an education in alot of our universities. When you start pushing ideology and opinion, and completely replacing anything should be free. The average university degree is more a participation trophy than an actual achievement.

Rocky 3 weeks

Welfare for the rich. What a brilliant plan.🤦🏽‍♂️ Nothing like robbing from the poor to pay the bills of the elites.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 2 weeks

Yo Bernie, retire you wothless POS. Or do you enjoy getting kicked around by the DNC. I guess might be another house in it for you, but is it worth the degredation?

Raspberries 3 weeks

This is a good idea but seems unlikely. In essence would this be like public elementary/middle/high school is now with subsidies for low income students at private schools? Regardless, at the very least I would like to see the finance charges for student loans dropped.

good4you 2 weeks

Maybe the government should invest in building more public schools, upgrade facilities and improve education quality, compete with private schools in order to bring down the tuition fees, more students will be able to learn and get their respective degrees.

Hunter 3 weeks

A very small tax on Wall Street transactions literally pays for this.

Nautilus 2 weeks

I am not going to pay for someone else's mistakes. Don't give things away for free.

Alan 3 weeks

And who pays (once again)?

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 3 weeks

My only problem with this is that taxpayer money will be wasted on useless degrees.

Patty 3 weeks

Well I want my money back

JBurg 3 weeks

Interesting how people are cool with public K-12 but freak out at K-16

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