Should college tuition be free in New Mexico?
WHY THIS QUESTION MATTERS:
Student loan debt has more than doubled in the last decade, reaching amounts of $1.5 trillion as of the end of March. This increase is driven by the rising cost of tuition and high numbers of young people going to college. In the last two decades, tuition for college has increased from roughly $22,000 to $104,000 for a four year degree (in current dollars). This has led some states to pursue “free-tuition” options.
Most recently, New Mexico announced a plan to make public universities...