Category Archives: Higher Education

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Betsy DeVos, Trump nominee for Secretary of Education, asked by Bernie Sanders about tuition-free higher ed:

“Senator I think that’s a really interesting idea and I think it’s really great to consider and think about, but I think we also have to consider the fact that there’s nothing in life that’s truly free. Somebody’s going to pay for it.”

John Lewis, civil rights icon and Democratic congressman from Georgia, about tuition-free higher education:

“I think it’s the wrong message to send to any group. There’s not anything free in America. We all have to pay for something. Education is not free. Health care is not free. Food is not free. Water is not free. I think it’s very misleading to say to the American people, we’re going to give you something free.”