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The education of a Trump is elite and always expensive and explicitly directed toward the goal of a university degree. …

Oren Cass applauds the policy innovation. The executive director of American Compass and author of “The Once and Future Worker,” Cass told RCP that “the original sin of our system is the ‘college for all’ mentality and particularly the idea that ‘college’ is something you do by hanging out on a campus between the ages of 18 and 22.”

That mentality is a recipe for crushing student debt, he argued, and situation where “fewer than one-in-five Americans go smoothly from high school to college to career.” Rather than four years of loans, Cass insists that for most people, “an employer is a better potential source of both formal training and on-the-job experience than just enrolling yourself in college could be.”

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Policy in Brief: Financing Higher Education

On this episode of Policy in Brief, Oren Cass and Chris Griswold discuss how we should finance higher education in the U.S.

Policy Brief: Self-Financing by Colleges

Place higher education’s risks on institutions, not students

Policy Brief: Student Debt Relief the Old-Fashioned Way

Make student debt dischargeable in bankruptcy instead of canceling loans