Betsy Devos rips free college as ‘socialist takeover of higher education’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos criticized liberal proposals to make public colleges tuition-free.

While delivering remarks at the 2020 Federal Student Aid Virtual Training Conference, DeVos argued that efforts to cancel student loan debts would place a burden on U.S. taxpayers, describing it as an “insidious notion of government gift-giving.”

“We’ve heard shrill calls to cancel, to forgive, to make it all free. Any innocuous label out there can’t obfuscate what it really is: wrong. The campaign for free college is a matter of total government control,” Devos said. “Make no mistake: It is a socialist takeover of higher education. Now, depending on your personal politics, some of you
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