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Monday, May 18, 2015

How – And How Well – Would Free College Work?

In this May 31, 2014 file photo, graduates throw their caps in the air in triumph at the University of Delaware's commencement ceremony in Newark, Del. It turns out their majors might matter more than they think in their future earnings. (Emily Varisco/AP)

In this May 31, 2014 file photo, graduates throw their caps in the air in triumph at the University of Delaware’s commencement ceremony in Newark, Del. (Emily Varisco/AP)

How does free college sound?

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders will propose legislation on Tuesday that would make tuition at four-year public colleges free – much like it is in many European Countries.

Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed, about how various European countries offer free college tuition, and how well such a model might work in the United States.

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