In This Modern World's Aug. 2 installment, Goofball thinks, "College should be free." Galahad thinks, "This is extremely unrealistic."
Here is a statement from my 1961 UCLA admissions form: "Tuition in the academic colleges is free to every student who has been a legal resident of the state of California for a period of one year ... ." Out-of-state students had to pay a whopping $250.
The cost of college has gotten out of hand and needs to be controlled. We need as many well-educated students as possible to compete globally and keep our country great. Our kids deserve it, and our country needs it.