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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders: Make public colleges free for everyone

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes a case today for free public college in a Washington Post op-ed, writing: "It is time to build on the progressive movement of the past and make public colleges and universities tuition-free in the United States — a development that will be the driver of a new era of American prosperity. We will have a stronger economy and a stronger democracy when all young people with the ambition and the talent can reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances at birth."

The Post also shares a video of Sanders explaining his reasoning:

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.