Bernie Sanders Explains Why Making Colleges and Universities Tuition Free Is Not a Radical Idea

Group of college students in the university amphitheatre, they are sitting and doing an exam. Two professors are monitoring t
Group of college students in the university amphitheatre, they are sitting and doing an exam. Two professors are monitoring the students.

In Fusion's Iowa Brown & Black Forum, Bernie Sanders fielded a question about education. The moderator asked how he would make public colleges and universities tuition free, suggesting that such a measure sounds a little too far fetched to achieve.

Sanders fired back by explaining that what's really farfetched is that the United States of America, despite being the richest country on earth, has not joined the rest of the industrialized world in making public colleges and universities tuition free.

Bernie Sanders: "Here's a radical idea...In the last 30 years, trillions of dollars have been redistributed from the middle class...Making public colleges and universities tuition-free is not a radical idea."