Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The candidate with a plan for 'free' university education

BBC News
May 26th, 2015


If Germany, Denmark and Sweden can offer their young people a free university education, Bernie Sanders says, the US can, too.
The Vermont senator, the "democratic socialist" independent who formally announces his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Monday, is making the soaring cost of higher education in the US a key issue in his candidacy.
He's considered the longest of long-shots to beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the primaries, but by targeting the soaring cost of college tuition he may have found an issue that resonates with the same young voters who helped propel Barack Obama to the presidency.

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