You’ve heard Hillary Clinton’s new plan for free college before
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:
I applaud @HillaryClinton for the very bold initiative she has just brought forth for the financing of higher education.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 6, 2016
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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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.