College students are now advocating for tuition-free education.
Fine. Just find a whole bunch of professors, instructors, and administrators who are willing to work for nothing. Or for the same $15/hour wage that cafeteria workers are supposed to get (in the latter case, I guess you could pay them all with Department of Education scrip, good for purchases at school stores and eateries only).
Of course, the fee structure at universities is, in reality, completely out of control, and the kids certainly aren't getting their (or their parents') money's worth. But I find that the demonstrators seem to be ominously silent on the question of the quality of education; it's mainly the absolute dollar cost that has them upset. Looking beyond their period of matriculation, how many students are seriously evaluating the link between college and their future financial independence? Even if tuition were free, how many more majors in political science, feminist literature and interdisciplinary gender history can our nation absorb?