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Should the United States offer free college education for everyone? Please provide SOURCES for both sides.   Thanks!

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If you're speaking of university education with pre-professional or pre-academia or pre-science and -technology course emphases, then no, not everyone should have free higher education because the university and college as it has traditionally been known is not the best place for students interested other types of work experiences or careers.

If, on the other hand, you mean post-high school higher education for everyone in something, then I tend to agree: everyone in America deserves to be healthy (or at least cared for) and everyone deserves to be educated. And the tide is rapidly turning this way.

The main avenue of burgeoning "free" education is in the form college/university grants from endowments, so this generally excludes "government" from footing the bill.

Just some of the colleges and universities engaging in "no-loan" financial packages, following the 2001 originator of the program, Princeton University, are:

  • Vanderbilt, Yale, Wellesley, Washington and Lee, University of Chicago,...

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