Senator Bernie Sanders: 'Higher Education Should Be A Right'
In this video from 2015, Senator Sanders discusses colleges and universities in the U.S. and his idea that college education should be a right.
He points to Denmark as a country that has better outcomes than the United States where education is a right school from elementary through graduate is free.
However, the Senator acknowledges that there are rising costs associated with college education here in the U.S. : "The cost of college has outpaced inflation." He states that while colleges and universities deserve a large part of the blame for those increases, a lot of state governments are withdrawing funding from those public schools which adds to the problem.
Ultimately, the Senator states that while it is expensive, a more educated public benefits the entire country: "Higher education should be a right for people who have the ability and the desire because that makes our country better."