Biden’s Education Plan: Free Community College, Expanded Loan ProgramsOctober 8, 2019 |
by Associated Press
Joe Biden is calling for making community and technical college free while making existing federal college loan programs more generous as he continues charting a policy course that moves left but stops short of his more progressive rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The former vice president’s $750-billion higher education plan represents a major expansion of the federal government’s role in educating Americans beyond high school. But Biden’s pitch Tuesday is not as sweeping as proposals from his 2020 rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both of whom offer plans exceeding the $1-trillion mark.