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Hoyt

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19. After looking recently at what it costs today to go where I went in late 60s, I don't see how people
Thu Apr 4, 2019, 12:23 PM
Apr 2019

afford it, unless quite wealthy.

At least the school is still pretty good as far graduates getting salaries where one can pay off loans, but still . . . . . .

It appears that most states offer grants, etc., that help reduce the costs, but still . . . . . .

Not against "free" college, but I do worry that we keep using the same proposed future tax increases to pay for education, healthcare, shoring up Social Security and safety net, climate change, infrastructure, deficit/debt reduction, housing, jobs, etc. I don't think it is reasonable to talk about one particular need -- be it education or healthcare or whatever -- without considering all the other needs that future tax increases will have to cover.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Either free Turin_C3PO Apr 2019 #1
Gotta do something to remain competitive in a Global Economy when competing countries do it. TheBlackAdder Apr 2019 #23
nothing is free, but the student debt is oppressive rampartc Apr 2019 #2
TANSTAAFL WheelWalker Apr 2019 #3
I am hoping that handmade34 Apr 2019 #51
I'm not in favor of my tax dollars paying for Bill Gates kids college mcar Apr 2019 #4
Your thoughts mirror mine. NurseJackie Apr 2019 #8
It was HRC's position too mcar Apr 2019 #10
Harvard won't be free zipplewrath Apr 2019 #27
Plenty of well off families send their kids to public colleges mcar Apr 2019 #32
UC used to be free zipplewrath Apr 2019 #34
It has gotten harder to get into UF mcar Apr 2019 #35
4 year institutions should offer "trades" zipplewrath Apr 2019 #37
Also, Classical Liberal Arts in Jeffersonian Tradition - the love of all Knowledge n/t MarcA Apr 2019 #42
Yes to both! mcar Apr 2019 #43
Harvard has made itself free for students from families making less than $150K Recursion Apr 2019 #36
This message was self-deleted by its author Mosby Apr 2019 #38
All the Ivies have done this mcar Apr 2019 #44
100% agree Freddie Apr 2019 #29
Ridiculous argument. The wealthy will always send their kids to elite private schools. Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2019 #31
See my post #32 mcar Apr 2019 #33
Howard Dean: "Bill Gates deserves free health care" brooklynite Apr 2019 #46
I take his point mcar Apr 2019 #48
Labeling anything like this "free" will open the Democrats to ridicule from the GOP Freethinker65 Apr 2019 #5
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It's still a rather non-strategic nomenclature, as is 'Medicare-For-All' mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #14
+1 Freethinker65 Apr 2019 #21
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No, because I'm not asking for 'free' and it never could be 'free' so it's a dumb rallying cry mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #26
But in this case, the GOP is correct. Freethinker65 Apr 2019 #20
Agree..... pangaia Apr 2019 #15
Lower the tuition's (not free) so that people can work part time and still pay off their Peacetrain Apr 2019 #7
Agree...add trade schools to for folks who don't want college like in Germany WA-03 Democrat Apr 2019 #9
There is no money in trade these days. Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #40
As late as the early 90's I was paying $325/quarter in tuition at a Cal State college ... mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #17
It isn't necessary to be free to be fair genxlib Apr 2019 #11
neither would be 'free' to begin with. TAXES ...... pangaia Apr 2019 #13
I really am tired of hearing the phrase. "FREE" college for all. or.... pangaia Apr 2019 #12
Nothing is free. LisaM Apr 2019 #16
Free college for all is a stupid idea BlueFlorida Apr 2019 #18
After looking recently at what it costs today to go where I went in late 60s, I don't see how people Hoyt Apr 2019 #19
Free college without income limits is a disaster... community college can be be free in fact some Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #24
If they can pass the entrance exams...ok... Maxheader Apr 2019 #25
That is a given ... I got into it w/a RWNJ who insisted 'free college' mr_lebowski Apr 2019 #28
And with some shitty schools in poor neighborhoods who do you think will pass the tests? You will Demsrule86 Apr 2019 #39
The social benefits of treating education (knowledge) as a public good seem obvious to me. nt PETRUS Apr 2019 #30
Not everyone is cut out to be a academic. marylandblue Apr 2019 #41
I would favor it with a couple caveats right off the top of my head.... DaGimpster Apr 2019 #45
"Free College for All" implies that there is college for all... brooklynite Apr 2019 #47
Exactly Recursion Apr 2019 #49
That's been the case in tech (where I work) for a while now. DaGimpster Apr 2019 #50
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