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Gerald Friedman & Mark Paul: “Black Students Matter: Why Sanders Is Winning Young Voters”

From Dollars & Sense Blog, 2/24/16:
Black Students Matter: Why Sanders Is Winning Young Voters
By Gerald Friedman and Mark Paul
Horace Mann and John Dewey understood that universal public education is essential for a functioning democracy. Their successors built public university systems open to all to promote democracy and an efficient and fair economy. But this vision has been forgotten, and crushing fees and tuition now close public higher education to far too many. African Americans, especially, suffer because centuries of slavery and discrimination have denied them the family wealth to send children to college. We risk losing another generation to poverty by denying young people the education to compete for the productive and high paying jobs in a rapidly changing, high tech economy.  Read more…..