As college tuition keeps increasing, publications occasionally put out pieces about how to get free public college. It often looks like a progressive pipe dream but as many journalists, myself included, often argue, it’s entirely affordable and would help this country greatly.
The Nation, in its latest 150th anniversary edition, has an article about how to do this: just look at other countries:
Tuition at public colleges should be free. You may say that’s impossible, but, as
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Having racked up multiple absences and missed assignments, a high school sophomore showed up in his English class last year, hopeful for another chance. “Where have you been?” his teacher asked. “You can’t pass this class if you don’t show up.” Without warning, the young man exploded.
“Shut the f— up,” the 16-year-old shouted. “You think you’re better than me? Who the f— do you think you are?”