Sanders: A College Degree Is the New H.S. Diploma, Should be Free

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During the Univision-CNN Democratic debate in Miami, Fla. Wednesday night, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said that he plans to make public colleges and universities tuition-free if elected president.

He argued that a college degree is the new high school diploma when it comes graduates' eligibility for employment opportunities.

“A college degree is the equivalent of a high school degree [50 years ago]," said Sanders. "I do believe we should make public colleges and universities tuition-free, and I don't believe we should punish millions of young people with outrageous levels of student debt."

Clinton argued that higher education should be debt-free and that, if elected, she plans to refinance everyone’s existing student debt.

“The government has to quit making money off of lending money to young people to get their education,” said Clinton.

Sanders chimed in, saying that Clinton is “absolutely right,” but that he said the same thing “months ago.” 

Check out a clip from Sanders' remarks below.

 

 

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