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Politics DeVos calls Democratic presidential hopeful's education plans 'crazy'

23:40  19 october  2019
23:40  19 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has called the college education plans put forth by several Democratic presidential candidates "crazy."

Betsy DeVos in a blue shirt: DeVos calls Democratic presidential hopeful's education plans 'crazy'© Getty Images DeVos calls Democratic presidential hopeful's education plans 'crazy'

In an interview, Devos stated that non-college goers are going to have to bear the brunt of college goers costs.

"Who do they think is actually going to pay for these? It's going to be 2 out of 3 Americans that aren't going to college paying for the one out of three that do," DeVos told Fox News' Brett Baier Friday evening.

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DeVos continued: "Let's look at this for what it really is - a federal takeover of higher education."

Progressive Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) both have rolled out plans that would make all state universities tuition-free. Warren also wants to eliminate all outstanding student debt.

The Associated Press reports that Warren's plan will cost $1.25 trillion over a decade, while Sanders' plan would cost $47 billion a year. Warren and Sanders say that their plans will be paid for, in part, by increased taxes on Wall Street and or the wealthiest bracket of Americans.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden also have free college tuition plans, but they are not as aggressive as Warren's or Sanders'.

Klobuchar and Biden's plans would reportedly provide every American with two free years of community college, which is similar to a proposal brought forth by former President Obama in 2015.

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