The AAUP endorsed the College for All Act, introduced this month by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, which would make four-year public college free for families making less than $125,000 and make community college free for all. Funding would come from a Wall Street speculation tax. It would also student loan debts by cutting all student loan interest rates for new borrowers while also preventing the federal government from profiting off the student-loan program. The College for All Act restores the promise that higher education is an accessible public good, not a privilege for the wealthy few.
Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president said, "The College for All Act reaffirms our commitment to quality, public higher education as a right for all Americans. It would expand access to higher education and would help former students already saddled with large student debt to refinance at rates that are offered for new student loans. It would cut down on the abuse of adjunct labor and strengthen academic freedom protections by increasing the percentage of tenured and tenure-track faculty. The AAUP is proud to endorse the College for All Act."
Read the College for All fact sheet here.
Read the College for All Act here.