2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

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  • worf McAllen, TX
    June 17, 2019 10:17 a.m.

    Work and pay your way through college!

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    More free stuff! So common from dems.

    Where are you going to come up with the capacity at the colleges and universities?

    Where are you going to come up with the funds to pay for it?

    Human history has shown that something given for free is not as appreciated as something worked for. Where are you going to come up with the motivation for the new “students”?

    And what do you say to those who paid for college? Sorry, losers?

  • geekusprimus Little Elm, TX
    June 16, 2019 10:29 p.m.

    The free college thing is just like the free healthcare thing: it's a noble idea, but who's going to pay for it? Our country can't afford to foot the bill, that's for sure. If you want to make things like college and quality healthcare more tenable for the average citizen, the first problem is evaluating why these things are so expensive. For example, consider the University of North Texas: this school has an award-winning music program and a historically dismal football program. What did the school decide to do? They built an enormous football stadium which is rarely more than 2/3 full that cost $78 million dollars in 2011, and they funded a large portion of it by raising tuition. Do you think that the students will ever see a comparable decrease in tuition? Not a chance.