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One professor's case against 'free' college tuition

One professor's case against 'free' college tuition

Awaiting Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature is a General Assembly bill, deemed a “compromise,” that would enable low and middle-income students to attend community college in Maryland with no tuition costs.

This effort is part of a national trend borne of a number of motives: to relieve students of significant borrowing debt as well as to enact a political expedient to win the votes of young people — typically a low turnout constituency that votes on the left. Part of the reason that young people tend to vote Democratic is that outside of those who work and those who serve in the military, their politics are generally not informed by investment in American public policy.