Castleton, Vt. - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is holding a 'College for All' town meeting in Castleton on Tuesday.
A media release states that Sanders will talk about his legislation to make public colleges and universities tuition-free.
The meeting will be held at Castleton University at the Spartan Athletic Complex at 7 p.m.
Sanders’ office sent the following statement about why he’s advocating for free tuition.
“Today, the average student takes on more than $30,000 of student debt to get a bachelor’s degree, putting the dream of attending college out of reach for far too many people. In the richest country on Earth, every student who has the ability and desire should be able to get a college degree without taking on a mountain of debt,” said Sanders, who serves on the Senate education committee.
“We need to ensure that every young person in Vermont and throughout this country can get the education that they desire, regardless of their family’s income,” Sanders said. “We live in a highly competitive, global economy, and we need the best-educated workforce in the world. We won’t achieve that if hundreds of thousands of bright young people cannot afford to go to college, and millions more leave deeply in debt.”
It is requested that you RSVP if you plan to attend to the meeting you can do so by clicking here.
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