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     March 23, 2021      #87-82 KDJ

Debating the merits, feasibility of free

Dr. Ken Johnston and Joe Yurgine

Ken: One of the key pieces of the Biden/Harris campaign platform was covering tuition for higher education for all students. As it stands now, colleges and universities are setting tuition sky high and awarding generous assistance based largely on need. Nevertheless, at institutions like my alma mater, a small private college, the average student graduates $25,000 to $30,000 in debt. Covering that would cost the government around $1.6 trillion nationally.

And there is nothing in that that would serve to hold down tuition and fees. Why not institute a program modeled after Medicare? Medical providers ...

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