Free Education

Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute advocates for free higher education

Free Higher Education campaign "The United States has become a nation of educational haves and have-nots" -- see all the links to more information on free higher education.

Frequently Asked Questions about Free Higher Education "These dollar amounts do not account for the cost to those who avoid pursuing courses of study that appeal to their intellectual curiosities and interest because they fear not being able to earn enough to pay off their loans. Nor does it account for those who do not even consider attending college because of the cost.... A subcommittee of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee estimated that the G.I. Bill returned $6.90 in revenue for every $1 spent on educating these veterans, based on the resulting increased income and productivity."

Free Higher Education By Adolph Reed, Jr., and Sharon Szymanski in the AAUP Journal

"Where did this idea come from that everybody deserves free education? It comes from Moscow, from Russia. It comes straight out of the pit of hell." --Texas State Rep. Debbie Riddle, expressing the far-right wing's understanding of history in the 2003 legislative session ("Actually, the idea of free public education was spawned in America by such moderate-to-conservative thinkers as Horace Mann and John Dewey" -- Jim Hightower and Phillip Frazer, eds. The Hightower Lowdown, July 2004: 4).

Colby Glass, MLIS