Clinton, in Convention Speech, Includes Higher Ed Plan

July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, included her college affordability plan in her speech Thursday night accepting the nomination.

"Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all. We will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt," she said in the official prepared text of the speech, from which she deviated only slightly.

Clinton also stressed that postsecondary education is about more than four-year degrees. "And here’s something we don’t say often enough: college is crucial, but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job," she said. "We’re going to help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it."

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