Private colleges fret over Clinton’s university planThe New York Times.
The move was an expansion of an earlier, less ambitious proposal, and was seen as a conciliatory gesture to her left-leaning primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and his supporters ahead of the Democratic Party’s convention.
Although the prospect of free public college sounds enticing for many, private institutions – which account for about a quarter of the higher education landscape in America – are starting to fret. Vast subsidies to public universities would probably lure students away, forcing private colleges to alter their business models to survive.
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