Letter: Pay-it-forward college

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Editor,

I wanted to applaud Ms. (Danielle) Wilson (in her column published March 12) for getting real about the burden of college costs on a middle class family.

Many members of the baby boomer generation attended public college at almost zero out-of-pocket cost; policies enacted after World War II invested in their education and lifted thousands of families into the higher classes. Then, when the boomers took the reins of government, they decided they didn’t like paying the taxes their parents had and started stripping those education funds away.

Now, here we are. When some candidates urge us to vote for no-cost public college, they’re not being radical – it’s a return to a pay-it-forward policy that worked.

Christina Downey, Noblesville

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