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A Right or Privilege?



by Jonathan Kim, University of Texas at Dallas

Is college education a privilege or a right?

With the widening gap between the rich and poor, and the failure of higher education to resist, or even properly address, the dynamic swelling in income inequality, the reality is that postsecondary education, especially as recently endorsed by Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, is increasingly becoming a privilege for the moneyed few, and not a right universal.

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