Inside Higher Ed
August 11th, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s higher education plan announced Monday
highlights the growing consensus among Democrats on how to tackle
rising tuition: send federal money to states that agree, in return, to
lower or eliminate tuition at their public colleges -- and enact other
Clinton’s proposal to provide grants to states that promise to create
no-loan tuition plans for students at public, four-year institutions
follows similar plans by fellow candidates Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, as well as the progressive hero (and current noncandidate) Senator Elizabeth Warren.
It also comes after the Obama administration has proposed a similar
approach to making community college tuition-free, which Clinton has
adopted as part of her plan.