DeVos calls Democratic presidential hopeful’s education plans ‘crazy’

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

In an interview, Devos stated that non-collegegoers are going to have to bear the brunt of collegegoers’ 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 1 out of 3 that do,” DeVos told Fox News’s Bret Baier on Friday evening.

{mosads}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 reported that Warren’s plan would cost $1.25 trillion over a decade, while Sanders’s plan would cost $47 billion a year. Warren and Sanders say their plans will be paid for in part by increased taxes on Wall Street and the wealthiest bracket of Americans.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and former Vice President Joe Biden also have free college tuition plans, but they are not as aggressive as Warren’s or Sanders’s.

Klobuchar’s 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. 

Tags Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Betsy DeVos Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden

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