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Tommy: Who would pay for free college tuition?

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
August 13, 2019 - 10:48 am

Free is good.  Free lunch is even better. Unfortunately, we all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

A slight majority of Americans think that a public college education should be free.  The rationale is that K-12 education is free, so college should be free as well.  Of course, the corollary is someone has to pay for it.  Our Blue Runner Opinion Poll asked if public college should be free.  A surprising one third of the audience said it should be.  We spoke to both sides about the pros and cons, and their answers will make you think. 

First up was Diego Zuluaga, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute, who said that free college tuition for all is inefficient and won’t work.

Up next was Dick Startz, a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara,  He said that a free degree from a public university could be a good idea.  Or, he suggested, perhaps some free college but not a free four degree.

What do YOU think?  Should a free public college education be available to everyone?

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