Eighty-two percent (82%) of all adults recognize, too, that when politicians promise to make college tuition free, it means taxpayers will be paying that tuition. Just seven percent (7%) think it means college will really be free. Eleven percent (11%) are not sure.
A new Rassmusen poll shows the above results. Let’s not focus on the norm (we hope), but on the 7% who believe free means free and the 11% who are not sure. That’s 18% of likely voters who apparently have little understanding of economics, government or simple math. I’m guessing it may be the same people who believe free health care is also free.
What an incredible waste of money “free” college will be unless tuition free college is accompanied by significant reforms in how we deliver and evaluate that education. Good luck with that 🙈🙉🙊