Why California Students are Leading the Fight for Free College Tuition

Across the country, states like New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Tennessee are eliminating college tuition to help more students earn a higher education.

But in California, despite a flurry of recent proposals, policymakers are hiking tuition after cutting higher education funding for decades. The result is a system that’s leaving tens of thousands of students hungry and homeless, and simultaneously sending a message to countless high school students that they don’t belong in college because of the cost.

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