Tuition-Free Higher Education


Tuition-Free Higher Education

WHEREAS founders of the great public universities believed that higher education is an investment in the future prosperity of states and nations; and

WHEREAS universal higher education for all is the new normal for the future; and

WHEREAS tuition-free education at public colleges and universities has a long history at local levels throughout our Nation’s past,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the federal government shall support the cost of undergraduate tuition at all public colleges and universities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this tuition-free program should be supported by a federal tax on speculative financial transactions with the exception of individual retirement accounts, protected healthcare accounts, and investments in startup companies or small businesses.

Sponsored by Robert M. Nelson, CD17 Sander convention delegation

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its 2016 Summer Executive Board Meeting
Long Beach Convention Center

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