Betsy DeVos strappa i democratici che spingono le tasse universitarie gratuite: 'Sappiamo che qualcuno deve pagare per questo’

Betsy DeVos strappa i democratici che spingono le tasse universitarie gratuite: 'We know somebody has to pay for it'

Gratuito Università tuition is not a viable idea, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toldVolpe & Amici” di mercoledì.

"Prima di tutto, there’s nothing free. We know somebody has to pay for it,” DeVos said.

DeVos said the push for free college was essentially agovernment takeover of higher educationthat would dissolve quality and choice.

“American higher education is the envy of the world,” lei disse. “It has to continue to be an open market place for innovation and creativity and, infatti, we’re seeing more now today than ever before that has to continue to grow and flourish, not be taken over by government and rationed in a way that is really going to stifle the future of too many young people.

Nel frattempo, Presidente eletto Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure from progressives to cancel student loan debt on his first day in the White House – but doing so may disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans, according to a new analysis.

A working paper published Monday by the University of Chicago’s Becker Friedman Institute for Economics shows that erasing all student loan debt would distribute $ 192 billion to the top 20 percent of earners in the U.S., but just $ 29 billion to the bottom 20 percent of U.S. households.

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Under a universal loan forgiveness program, the average individual among the top-earning borrowers would receive $ 5,944 in forgiveness, while those with the lowest incomes would receive $ 1,070 in forgiveness, according to the study authored by economists Sylvain Catherine and Constantine Yannelis.

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