“When we’re talking about elite schools and, certainly, free medical schools, I don’t think that’s what’s going to be driving the policy process,” said Mark Huelsman, a senior policy analyst at Demos, a think tank with operations in three cities including Boston that advocates for a diverse, expanded middle class and racial equality. [...]
In the end, policy is an iterative process, said Huelsman, the senior policy analyst at Demos, and so calling attention to challenges with current programs could help perfect the idea of free college and bring it closer to a national reality.
“The genie is out of the bottle,” he said. “The discussion about guaranteeing college affordability in some way is not going away.”