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You’ve heard Hillary Clinton’s new plan for free college before

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Free college at public universities? Where have we heard that before? (AsianMedia/Flickr)

Hillary Clinton has brushed off Bernie Sanders' free college tuition plan as a bad idea. Until now.

Clinton's new education platform proposes free tuition for public colleges and universities for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year (that's the majority of Americans).

Wait. Doesn't that sound a lot like Bernie Sanders' free college plan? That's because it basically is.

The Clinton campaign said a private meeting with Sanders led to her new education plan.

But let's backtrack to when she opposed Sanders’ plan:

"I disagree with free college for everybody. I don’t think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trump’s kids to college."

But Sanders is happy with her change of course:

Clinton's plan, like Sanders' original one, receives a great deal of support--especially from young voters. But it faces some major obstacles (AKA Congress).

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You’ve heard Hillary Clinton’s new plan for free college before

Christina Buff

Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.

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