Michigan Officials Question Feasibility of Reform PlansSeptember 20, 2016 |
by Lydia Murray
Higher education reform has been a big topic this election season — particularly for Democrats. As opponents in the Democratic primary, now-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D–VT) lauded their two separate proposals of debt-free and tuition-free college, respectively. As the nominee, Clinton has released a combination of the two plans as part of her platform.
Several states already offer free college plans at certain institutions similar to some of the proposed reforms, including Maryland, New York, Colorado, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Kentucky. However, no such plans have come into fruition in the state of Michigan.