Senator Bernie Sanders: Senator Bernie Sanders Announces Legislation to Make College More Affordable
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announces legislation to help children from working families go to college. Sanders is joined by Vermonters who will share how carrying heavy student debt loads has affected their lives. Speaking on the issue: Emily Sutton, Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy; Dr. Christine Mahoney, Community Health Center of Burlington; Jazmin Spear, Junior at Castleton State College; Liz Beatty-Owens, Senior at Johnson State College.
Sanders plans to introduce legislation in the Senate early next week to help students earn college credits while still in high school. That would cut the time and the cost of earning a college diploma.
The legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).