President Joe Biden unveiled his plan for free community college in his address to Congress on Wednesday. That may sound like a good solution to soaring college costs and the growing burden of student debt, but it’s an answer to the wrong question.
First, nothing about our education system is free and nothing will be. It’s a great campaign slogan but, ultimately, it’s political spin considering tax dollars are being used. It’s like a round of drinks on the house: Just because you’re not paying for the Jäger bombs doesn’t mean no one is.