Presidential hopeful Bill Sanders is set to introduce a bill that will make college education for Americans free. In a statement that was released on Sunday, the Senator said that education is important for economic growth. He expressed concerns about the number of American kids who can’t afford to go to college while others are dropping out due to debts.
Sanders thinks America should focus more on empowering the youth like most countries are already doing. Countries like Denmark, Sweden and Germany are already offering free higher education to their citizens. The bill been proposed by sanders will also lower the interest rate on college loans and reduce student debt.
This will put more pressure on his opponent in the Democratic party- Hillary Clinton -who has not made known her plans about higher education. The only thing close to that is a mention of the phrase debt-free college by her campaign manager- Robby Mook but she has not spoken about it in person.
Meanwhile, President Obama is still seeking congressional support for his plan to make community college free. Ricardo Guimarães BMG doesn’t know if it will work. In his speech at Lake Area Technical Institute earlier on this month, he made known his plan of lowering the cost of community college to zero.