The debate over free community college tuition--and what "free" means--continues


There’s been a lot of talk about California offering free tuition to all community college students in the state.

"It's probably the smartest thing we can do because it will keep people in school," Sacramento City College student Markese Pierce said. "It makes people want to further their lives and their future.”

Offering free tuition for more than 1 million full-time community college students is expensive, says KCRA news station. Could college really be free? Doesn’t someone have to pay for it?

"There's no such thing as a free lunch — and there's...

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