by Susan Jones, CNSnews:
Democrat Hillary Clinton told an audience in Detroit on Thursday that she’ll “fight to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for everyone.”
But a few minutes later, she rejected the notion that “everybody needs to go to college.”
“I — I think we gotta reverse what has become a kind of you know, commonplace view, which is everybody needs to go to college. Well, in fact, more than half of the jobs that are going to be available in 2020 do not require a college four-year degree.
“So for welders and machinists and tool-and-die makers and health technicians and coders and so many others, let’s get the word out. There are really good jobs for people right now, and there will be more in the future if you get the skills in high school, at community college, in an apprenticeship or other training programs.”
At the beginning of her speech, Clinton said as president, her “mission will be to make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top.”
“This is personal for me,” she said, explaining that her grandfather worked at a mill in Scranton, Pa. for 50 years: “And because he worked hard, my dad was able to go to college and eventualy start his own business. And then send me out into the world to follow my own dreams…”
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