Democrats Look to Make Debt-Free College the Key Campaign Issue of 2016

May 29, 2015 | | The Guardian |

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The debt-free college plan has been championed by liberal organizations like Demos and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), who argue that free tuition is not always enough as often times the debt taken on by students in college is used to cover expenses like room and board, books, and transportation.

“It’s more than just tuition,” said Mark Huelsman, senior policy analyst at think tank Demos, who drafted his organization’s proposal for debt-free four-year public colleges.

 

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