Learning Machine: The Uncertain Future of Education

The Cost of Free College w/ Kevin Carey

August 19, 2021 Nathan Levin & Sam Squillace Season 1 Episode 6
Learning Machine: The Uncertain Future of Education
The Cost of Free College w/ Kevin Carey
Show Notes

Should college be free? Public education in the United States has guaranteed free school from Kindergarten through Twelfth grade, what we call the ‘K-12 school system’. But in a move that would create a once-in-a-generation expansion of this system, the Biden Administration would like to add two years of free pre-k and two years of free community college, growing the current thirteen years of free public education to seventeen years of school that every American is entitled to. We spoke to Kevin Carey, vice president for education policy at New America, about how the college side of this expansion would work, and about how the government could effectively fund such a program. 


You can check out Kevin’s excellent writing on the subject here and here, and you can follow Kevin on twitter at @kevincarey1

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