Higher Education: Should College Be Free For All?

May 23, 2015

May 23, 2015 - Read Carol Christ's, former President of Smith College and current CSHE Director, thoughts on free education.

Should college be free for all? Bernie Sanders thinks so. So did John Adams. “The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people, and must be willing to bear the expense of it,” Adams argued. That belief motivated the establishment of land grant colleges, in the 1862 Morrill Act, “to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.”

Click here to read the full blog entry in The Berkeley's Blog http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2015/05/23/higher-education/