By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media
The liberal media want us to believe that Donald J. Trump is the most notorious political demagogue to arrive on the American political scene in decades. But Trump is a piker compared to socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has gotten millions of young people into a revolutionary frenzy and fervor over the idea of a taxpayer bailout for colleges that provide useless degrees in such areas as women’s studies and queer studies.
Consider the Sanders proposal to “make college tuition free and debt free” for young people. My oldest son Clifford has studied this issue, and has taken many online courses through accredited institutions of higher education. He has written an article noting that the Sanders proposal would funnel students “into an expensive and inefficient system that is largely failing today’s graduates.” He adds, “By doing nothing to address the underlying cost increases of education, the American taxpayer could be looking at a new Medicare, with no horizon in sight for the ever-increasing costs of the program.”
“Why should the American taxpayer and government continue to subsidize a failing university system?” he asks. “The costs of textbooks, tuition, and fees have all increased many multiples against inflation. Textbook prices alone have increased over 1,000 percent since 1977. Many college professors now demand that their students buy the book that they wrote. Not only this, but a new edition is released almost yearly. Even if a student wanted to get by using last year’s edition, new textbooks often have an ‘online key’ that can only be used once, making the purchase of a new textbook essential in order to do the mandatory homework that can only be accessed online using this key.”