The College for All Act

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Mon, 06/07/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
The College for All Act would make tuition free for students with household income under $125,000

 

The College for All Act would make tuition free for students with household income under $125,000. It’s reportedly “the most substantial federal investment in higher education in the modern history of the United States,” with “transformative potential… on par with President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Higher Education Act of 1965.” Desiree Hellegers talks about the bill with Sarah Chivers, Ph.D., an intersectional sociologist, and community organizer with Portland State University, Chemeketa Community College, and the Pacific Northwest Inter-Campus Organizing Collective (PICOC) and Marisa Chappell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University.  Chappell teaches and writes about US politics, social policy, and social movements, and is the author of The War on Welfare: Family, Poverty, and Politics in Modern America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010) and co-author of Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents (Routledge, 2010)

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