Free is good. Free lunch is even better. Unfortunately, we all know that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
A slight majority of Americans think that a public college education should be free. The rationale is that K-12 education is free, so college should be free as well. Of course, the corollary is someone has to pay for it. Our Blue Runner Opinion Poll asked if public college should be free. A surprising one third of the audience said it should be. We spoke to both sides about the pros and cons, and their answers will make you think.