[Marxism] How Berea College Makes Tuition Free with its Endowment - The Atlantic

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 13:18:29 MST 2018


This is a weird alternative to simply making all university education free.

Amith R. Gupta


On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 7:52 AM Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Berea College isn’t like most other colleges. It was founded in 1855 by
> a Presbyterian minister who was an abolitionist. It was the first
> integrated, co-educational college in the South. And it has not charged
> students tuition since 1892. Every student on campus works, and its
> labor program is like work-study on steroids. The work includes everyday
> tasks such as janitorial services, but older students are often assigned
> jobs aligned to their academic program, and work on things such as web
> production or managing volunteer programs. And students receive a
> physical check for their labor that can go toward housing and living
> expenses. Forty-five percent of graduates have no debt, and the ones who
> do have an average of less than $7,000 in debt, according to Luke
> Hodson, the college’s director of admissions.
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> https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/10/how-berea-college-makes-tuition-free-with-its-endowment/572644/
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