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Free College Movements: The Current Debate (Pro/Con)

Framing the Debate

Framing the Debate: Should College be Free?

Well... It depends on whom you ask. 

On this page we focus on a range voices engaged in tackling this question, including students, educators, researchers and accountants. Are you writing a pro/con article or debating this topic? Here are some resources to get your started.

What do Accountants Think?

Here, accountants for CLA, a business network for auditors, introduce the "hot topic" debate on free college as they see it.

Do you agree with how they've have framed it? Are any perspectives or voices missing?

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What Do Students Think?

"A survey from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics found that 51% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 support eliminating tuition and fees at public colleges and universities for students from families that make up to $125,000, and making community college tuition-free for all income levels for an estimated cost of $47 billion."

What Do Educators Think?

What Do Policy Experts Think?

These research articles represent a progressive perspective and a conservative perspective. Both authors represent think tanks. (What's a "think tank"?)