Stephen Carter, Bloomberg View writer and law Professor at Yale University, offers his thoughts on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s proposals for making higher education more affordable.
In Lessons in College Costs for Clinton and Sanders, Carter argues that neither of the candidates have as yet offered a compelling plan for dealing with the root causes of skyrocketing cost in higher education. He especially sees problems with making subsidies a cure-all for confronting the problem. Instead, he argues, that both candidates go back to the drawing board and address the real issues, not just the symptoms.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, have both floated proposals to make college cheaper (or, in the case of Sanders, “free”). Whether higher education is too expensive is a question that admits of no simple answer, but even if we suppose that it is, the candidates’ plans raise more problems than they solve.
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