The new Congress will have the opportunity to do something meaningful to make college more affordable. It should stop asking families to save for college.
The expectation that students and their families will have squirreled away tens of thousands of dollars for a college education no longer makes sense in a world of high college costs and deep racial and income inequality.
Student debt has catapulted past $1.5 trillion. A whopping third of women in college have their own kids to support. A substantial number of college students are going hungry.
The above excerpt was originally published in The Boston Globe.
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