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  • 04.15.15

    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...

    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."