Will Hillary Clinton's plan to make college free work? | The Tylt
Hillary Clinton has taken notes from Bernie Sanders. Recently, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced a new plan to make college free for students from families that make under $125,000 yearly. But critics are skeptical that her plan isn't fleshed out enough—or that it's an empty promise designed to pander to Bernie's supporters.
So, will Hillary's plan to make college free work?
In Hillary's statement, her campaign wrote:
Today, roughly 70 percent of college graduates take out loans to finance their education. Across the country, Americans hold a staggering $1.2 trillion in student debt—the second highest source of consumer debt behind home mortgages. And that number continues to climb.
The graduating class of 2016 is slated to be the most indebted in U.S. history—and loan balances are disproportionately high for low-income students, including students of color.
The statement continued with details about the plan:
Under her plan, every student will have the opportunity to graduate from an in-state four-year public college or university without taking on any student debt. Families with incomes up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state public colleges and universities, which covers more than 80 percent of families. The plan will be phased in over five years, but families earning $85,000 or less will immediately be able to attend an in-state college or university without paying any tuition.
Bernie has applauded Hillary for her plan to make college free, and some are happy that she reformed her education plan to include some of Bernie's platform on education.
Others aren't buying it. Critics continue to accuse Hillary of pandering. But even more so, others have pointed out that she falls short on explaining how free college will be paid for.
What do you think? Hillary's plan for #FreeCollegeWillWork? Or her plan for #FreeCollegeWontWork?
Will Hillary Clinton's plan to make college free work?
How much will Clinton's new college plan cost? And how will it be paid for? Details still lacking from her campaign.— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) July 6, 2016
Holly crap! Hillary promised free college What won't she do for votes Young ppl watch your tired parents work more part time jobs Not free— spaceshuttle (@TRALLEN49) July 6, 2016
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