Today presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill that would make all four year colleges and universities free. It is the college for all act.
John Iadarola (https://twitter.com/jiadarola) and Jimmy Dore (https://twitter.com/jimmy_dore) discuss the details of the story. Should everyone in the U.S. be able to go to college for free? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Bernie Sanders has a higher education proposal he’d like to ride all the way to the White House.
The Vermont senator and presidential candidate has introduced legislation to eliminate undergraduate tuition at four-year public universities and colleges.
Sanders, a progressive waging a long-shot bid for the Oval Office, says the bulk of the cost could be covered by placing a small tax on financial transactions such as stock and bond trades.
Sanders acknowledges that Republicans in Congress would never support such a proposal, but he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that “the American people will go along with it.”
The proposal comes after President Obama announced plans earlier this year to make the first two years of community college free for students that meet certain requirements.
In addition to making public colleges free, Sanders also wants to do something about the nation’s $1.2 trillion student debt problem.”
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