Tuition Free Higher Education

On Tuition-Free Higher Education

Eric Bain-Selbo, Department Head of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University and Executive Director of the Society for Values in Higher Education

Politicians across the political spectrum are grappling with the public outcry over skyrocketing tuition increases at American colleges and universities—especially our public institutions. In the current presidential election cycle, the most substantive proposals have come from the Democratic candidates. Hillary Clinton has offered a proposal for debt-free higher education, insisting that students should work at least a certain number of hours per week to pay for their education. Bernie Sanders has offered a proposal for tuition-free higher education, insisting that a tax on Wall Street speculation could be used to cover tuition for all students.

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Introducing FEVER

 

FEVER—the Forum for Engaging Values, Education, and Responsibility—is a new online publication of The Society for Values in Higher Education. This is a peer-reviewed monthly publication that provides a forum for debating values issues that impact higher education in the United States.

SVHE is a group of educators and others committed to fostering lively debate about, and taking action on our campuses and in our communities in response to, values issues that affect the work of the academy.

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