June 16, 2017
Ben Barrett was quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education about state plans for free tuition.
But as state legislation for free-tuition policies has lagged, experts in higher-education policy like Ben Barrett, a program associate with New America, said Michigan’s program is at least a step in the right direction.
"It’s hard to predict how long this legislation will take to move through states," he said. "We saw New York move pretty fast, but it’s just highly, highly variable, and it just depends on the political will in the state and how hard legislators are willing to fight for it."