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Free College: A Liberal Idea Worth Trying

michael1819 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:27 AM
But they do care if you can read and write well. Can you understand what you are reading and put it into a short concise report.

Young Americans face tough times: Record-breaking youth unemployment—including for those with college degrees—and high levels of debt from student loans have left millions unable to live independently. They are living in Mom and Dad’s basement, putting off marriage and family, and are down-scaling their aspirations when they should be dreaming big.

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, writer for the liberal The Nation, wants to provide relief for this struggling cohort. In a recent piece for The Washington Post, she proposes that we need to dramatically change the way we approach higher education financing.

She’s right about that. Unfortunately, she calls...