(from the Rio Grande Guardian):

By M. Ray Perryman

Free college tuition for all is an idea gaining political traction, with proposals by multiple politicians and candidates.

Without a doubt, college affordability is a growing problem, with tuition rates growing faster than inflation and student debt approaching $1.3 trillion.

I will also add that I am a firm believer in educational access for all and regard the fruits of learning as the single most important factor in our long-term economic and social progress. Even so, free tuition for all is not a good solution, despite the idea’s attractiveness as a headline in a presidential campaign. CONTINUE READING HERE