Friday, June 12, 2015

'Debt-Free College' Is Democrats' New Rallying Cry

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 12th, 2015

Debt-free college, a concept that seemed wildly improbable just months ago, is quickly becoming a centerpiece of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Already, two Democratic candidates have endorsed some version of the idea. Hillary Clinton, who will officially open her campaign this weekend, has hinted that she may embrace it, too.
The concept has obvious political appeal: It resonates with Millennials, a key voting bloc for Democrats. And it appeals to middle-class parents, who are increasingly anxious about the cost of college. If the concept makes it into the Democratic platform, it would be one of the boldest higher-education proposals that the party has offered in years.

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